BOSTON (AP) — A fishing vessel that grew to become stranded off the coast of Massachusetts final Sunday has been towed to security after a five-day operation, the U.S. Coast Guard introduced Saturday.
The fishing vessel Fearless was 160 nautical miles east of Nantucket on Sunday night time when it grew to become disabled and known as for assist. Winds had been greater than 20 miles per hour on the time with 8-foot waves, the Coast Guard mentioned.
The Coast Guard cutter Tahoma took the fishing vessel into tow on Monday and hauled it 5 days earlier than turning it over to a towing firm close to Buzzard’s Bay on Friday. No accidents had been reported.
Cmdr. Eric Johnson, Tahoma’s commanding officer, gave credit score to the fishing crew’s expertise. “The crew rapidly and expertly set the tow and had been proactive about monitoring it and speaking through the transit,” Johnson mentioned in an announcement.
Fearless is home-ported in New Bedford. The 270-foot Tahoma relies in Kittery, Maine.