Disabled Maine Fishing Vessel Towed to Safety
December 23, 2011
A Coast Guard crew towed a 24’ fishing vessel to safety after it became disabled and began drifting near rocky, shallow water in the vicinity of Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine, Thursday.
The 2-person crew of the Miss Britt, homeported in Lubec, requested Coast Guard assistance around 10:40 a.m., when their boat became disabled near Carrying Place Cove.
“Typically when a boat looses power we issue a marine assistance broadcast to ask other mariners in the area to assist if possible,” said Paul Painter, the search and rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. “However with this case we chose to launch immediately instead of issuing the broadcast because they were close to some hazardous water which could have made a bad situation worse.”
A 41-foot Utility Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Eastport safely towed the vessel to a boat ramp in Lubec.
No injuries, damage or pollution have been reported.