Fishing Boat Towed into Provincetown, MA
April 11, 2011
The wooden 40-foot sea scalloper Northern Approach and its 2-person crew are safe in Provincetown, Massachusetts, after a Coast Guard crew towed them into port on Sunday, April 10.
Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call at around 7:36 a.m. from the fishing vessel Probable Cause, reporting that the Northern Approach was taking on water nearly 2 miles north of Provincetown.
A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Provincetown and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod responded.
Station crewmen boarded the Northern Approach and assisted the boat’s crew, Jeremy Santos, 40, and Steven Olson, 46, in securing the source of the flooding while the helicopter crew checked for pollution.
The motor lifeboat towed the Northern Approach to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fish pier in Provincetown, where the crew made temporary repairs.
The cause of the flooding was determined to be a raw-water intake leak.
There are no reports of injuries or pollution.
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