Disabled Fishing Boat Towed to Point Judith

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The Providence Journal reports that the Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan boat assisted in the rescue of the crew of disabled fishing boat about 31 miles south of Block Island on Wednesday [Feb. 10].

The 50’ Lois Virginia issued a mayday call after becoming disabled at around 6:45 p.m. The crew of the nearby fishing vessel Sao Paulo overheard the transmission and offered to tow the disabled vessel to Point Judith Harbor.

A Coast Guard response boat out of Point Judith took over the tow when the boats neared Block Island. No injuries were reported.

Read more about the fishing boat crew that was rescued south of Block Island.