Coast Guard, Harbormaster Respond to Disabled Boat off Newport
August 19, 2014
A Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island, crew assisted a disabled 34’ vessel with 3 people aboard in the vicinity of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, Tuesday.
At approximately 7:50 a.m., the vessel Kaborka reported a fire aboard their vessel to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.
A Station Castle Hill immediately launched a 45’ response boat, which arrived on scene along with the Newport Harbormaster. The harbormaster transferred the 3 people from the Kaborka to the harbormaster’s vessel. Upon inspection of the vessel, Station Castle Hill crewmembers determined that the engine had overheated, causing smoke but no flames.
The Station Castle Hill crew safely towed the vessel into Newport Harbor.
No injuries were reported.