The 40 foot long fishing vessel Provider II became disabled in moderate seas on the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Fear, North Carolina. The vessel had lost power and was adrift when the crew contacted the Coast Guard for assistance. The Cutter Block Island responded and took the Provider II under tow. The vessels proceeded in moderate conditions until they were off Fort Macon, North Carolina where the 47-foot lifeboat took over the tow. The vessels continued on and arrived safely at Beaufort. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.