The 85 foot long steel schooner Liana’s Ransom became disabled off Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Liana’s Ransom had departed from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia after being laid up for winter and proceeded south on a shakedown cruise. The schooner encountered strong winds and 10 foot seas. The vessel suffered engine failure and lost power after its generator broke down. The vessels sails tore in the strong wind and one of its masts collapsed. The tall ship sent out a distress call with two Coast Guard vessels responding. The 9 crew from Liana’s Ransom had to jump from the schooner onto the Coast Guard response boat. One crewman from the schooner was injured in the process. The schooner was taken under tow to Gloucester where it will undergo repairs.