The 44 foot long fishing vessel Bill B II went aground off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The lobster boat had suffered water ingress and the crew intentionally ran the Bill B II aground. The Coast Guard was alerted and dispatched a helicopter along a 57-foot lifeboat. The helicopter was able to hoist all the crew off the fishing vessel. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released. Reports state a salvage plan is being coordinated.
- UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues 2 fisherman near Martha’s Vineyard (video available) (uscgnews.com)
- Coast Guard crews rescue 2 fishermen from a grounded vessel near Martha’s Vineyard (uscgnews.com)