The 80 foot long fishing vessel Megan-Marie became disabled in 10 foot seas while off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The vessel had suffered water ingress when a small leak in the hull under the main engine. The Megan-Marie’s pump were unable to control the flooding and the vessel began to sink. The five crew sent out a distress call to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard dispatched an aircraft to the scene which was able to drop additional pumps to the Megan-Marie. The crew installed the pumps and began to de-water the vessel. The crew was able to patch the hull and proceeded back to port at New Bedford, Massachusetts. escorted by two Coast Guard cutters. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
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