US Coast Guard Tows in Disabled Fishing Boat

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June 21, 2016

  • The 86-foot fishing boat Buzzards Bay is pictured prior to being towed by Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. Buzzards Bay became disabled due to a main engine failure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane sets up a tow for a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  • Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane tows a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The fishing boat, Buzzards Bay, became disabled early Tuesday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  • The 86-foot fishing boat Buzzards Bay is pictured prior to being towed by Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. Buzzards Bay became disabled due to a main engine failure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) The 86-foot fishing boat Buzzards Bay is pictured prior to being towed by Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. Buzzards Bay became disabled due to a main engine failure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  • The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane sets up a tow for a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane sets up a tow for a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
  • Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane tows a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The fishing boat, Buzzards Bay, became disabled early Tuesday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane tows a disabled 86-foot fishing boat, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. The fishing boat, Buzzards Bay, became disabled early Tuesday morning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The 86-foot fishing vessel Buzzards Bay, which became disabled with five people aboard 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod, was towed in by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane on Tueday.

 
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified by the captain of the Buzzards Bay at around 3:30 a.m. that the boat was disabled due to a main diesel engine failure.
 
Harriet Lane, a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va., was diverted to assist and arrived on scene at around 8:30 a.m. The crew was able to safely put Buzzards Bay in tow at around 9:30 a.m. and began making way toward Nantucket Sound.
 
Harriet Lane intends to bring the New-Bedford-homeported Buzzards Bay to an anchorage east of Monomoy Island Tuesday evening. Buzzards Bay is expected to remain anchored until a commercial towboat arrives.
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