New Bedford Fishing Boat Rescued In Rough Seas Off NY

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) – Despite some rough seas, a New Bedford fishing crew is home safe after their ship’s engine gave out in the open ocean.

The 85-foot scalloper Paul & Michelle and its crew of seven was heading home around 2:30 a.m., when it became disabled about 26 miles off Montauk, N.Y.

In 20-25 knot winds and 5-8 foot seas, Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Seneca towed the ship into Rhode Island waters, where a salvage vessel picked it up and returned the vessel to New Bedford.

“We are very happy to have the fishing vessel Paul & Michelle and her crew safely in port,” said Cmdr. Charles Fosse, the commanding officer of the Seneca. “The formidable on scene weather with high seas and gusting winds made this a difficult towing mission and I’m very proud of my crew who executed their demanding roles professionally with positive results.”


One Comment

  1. Fishing extravaganza says:

    Doing some fishing isn’t really too difficult, but there are several easy stuff that can be done to help you raise your get charges. Those activities are generally discovered in the following paragraphs.Fishing Master

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Download Our App
Download Weather App

Listen Live