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USCG Rescues Disabled Fishing Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 20, 2015


A fishing crew is back on land today after a fouled anchor line stranded them about 115 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Saturday.

Initially, the four-person crew aboard the 61-foot fishing vessel Angela Michelle contacted the Sector Boston Command Center when their line became wrapped in the ship's rudder and propeller. Rescue crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter from Portsmouth, Virginia, arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow toward Gloucester, Massachusetts.

They were met Sunday at about 9 a.m by a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Gloucester who relieved tow and took the Angela Michelle into port.

They arrived safely at the pier in Gloucester at about 1 p.m.
"We train routinely and it was a very smooth transfer from Legare to our boat - everything went according to plan," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Robinson, engineer aboard the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. He said once back at the pier, the Angela Michelle crew was making arrangements for a commercial diver to free the line so they can continue fishing.

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