Coast Guard Saves Two Fishing Vessels Last Thursday, More Than 4,000 Miles Apart
In two rescue operations that unfolded on the same day on opposites sides of the continent, the Coast Guard brought both to safe harbor on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Trouble started on the 77-foot fishing vessel Sea Farmer II when it became disabled 60 miles offshore of Platt's Bank. The captain requested assistance from the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watch standers at 1:45 p.m. That’s when the Sitkinak, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat based in Portland, Maine, was deployed...
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