On January 23, the 50 foot long fishing vessel Tamara became disabled off Block Island, Rhode Island. The Tamara requested assistance after its navigation equipment had failed while in strong winter storm with winds reaching 55 knots and 4 meter high waves. The Coast Guard dispatched a response boat, motor lifeboat and helicopter to the scene. The response boat arrived on scene and was able to attach a towline to the Tamara. Both vessels proceeded to Newport and arrived later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On March 23, the 38 foot long fishing vessel More Misery became disabled near Block Island off Newport, Rhode Island. The vessel had suffered water ingress and the two crew requested assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and two 45-foot response boats to the scene. The response boat arrived on scene and safely transferred the crew aboard. The Coast Guard placed dewatering pumps on to the More Misery and safely towed the fishing vessel to Newport. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On October 3, the 60 foot long fishing boat The Sakonnet Lobster sank off Block Island, Rhode Island. The Sakonnet Lobster was fishing for lobsters when the crew discovered the vessel had sprung a leak. The crew sent out a distress call and requested assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter along with the 87 foot long cutter Chinook to the scene. The four crew on the Sakonnet Lobster donned survival suits and abandoned ship. Twenty minutes later the Coast Guard helicopter arrived and hoisted the men from the sea to safety. No reports of injuries. The Sakonnet Lobster sank in 250 feet of water. Reports state the vessel’s location was recorded to allow the vessel to be salvaged.