Coast Guard Assists Canadian Vessel off Maine
August 30, 2014
Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a Canadian-flagged fishing vessel early Friday morning after it began taking on water near Chandler Bay, Maine.
Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine, received a mayday call at 4:28 a.m. from the 3-person crew aboard the Jill Marie, indicating their 50’ vessel had struck a rock and was taking on water.
Rescue crews from Station Jonesport, Maine, launched with dewatering pumps aboard a 47’ motor life boat. Once on scene, the Coast Guard crew boarded the Jill Marie and began dewatering the boat.
As the pumps controlled the flooding, the Coast Guard escorted the Jill Marie and crew back to Jonesport. Safely moored at the pier, the Jill Marie crew quickly made repairs and were soon underway again en route to their homeport in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Station Jonesport escorted them to Canadian waters where they were met by 2 sister ships who relieved the escort.