WOODS HOLE (CBS) — For the second time in two days, the icy waters off Cape Cod have stranded a fishing crew.
The Coast Guard said that at about 3 p.m. Saturday, the four-person crew on the Capt. RM Chase called for help after getting stuck in ice while heading back to New Bedford from a fishing trip.READ MORE: Kyle Van Noy Hosts Christmas Party For Foster Children In Need
A half hour later, a 49-foot Coast Guard boat breaking ice nearby was able to free the fishing boat trapped in Woods Hole Passage, officials said.
“Even with [Saturday’s] higher temperature, ice still impacts southeastern New England waterways, making even routine transits hazardous,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Bethany Mock in a statement.READ MORE: 'Get Vaccinated And Get Boosted': Gov. Baker Pushes COVID Shots In Brockton
February was one of the coldest months ever recorded in Massachusetts.
On Friday morning, the Coast Guard also came to the aid of the Misty Blue, a 69-foot fishing vessel trapped in ice in Quicks Hole Passage.
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It took about an hour and a half to get the three-person crew free from the ice, authorities said.