On October 31, the 79 foot long fishing vessel Orion became disabled off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The trawler had suffered a mechanical fault causing engine failure. The Orion sent out a distress call with the Coast Guard responding. The Coast Guard dispatched the cutter Key Largo to the scene. The cutter was able to pass a line and began towing the Orion back to Gloucester. A few hours later, another fishing vessel took over the tow. Both fishing vessels reach Gloucester safely. No reports of injuries to the 5 crew of the Orion, damage or pollution released.
The 65 foot long fishing vessel Terra Nova sank a few miles off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The two crew on board the Terra Nova had contacted the Coast Guard that the vessel had suffered water ingress. The forward section had six feet of water and the Terra Nova’s pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding. The crew dropped the vessel’s anchor and donned survival suits before abandoning ship. A Coast Guard helicopter located the men in the water. One crewman was rescued by the Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat while the other was rescued by the harbormaster boat from Rockport. Both men were taken to hospital.
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The 81 foot fishing vessel Captain Joe became disabled while off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The Captain Joe’s crew discovered that the vessel was taking on water with 6 feet in the bilge. The crew contacted the Coast Guard for assistance. The Coast Guard launched a 47-foot lifeboat along with a Jayhawk helicopter to the scene. The helicopter reached the scene and lowered a dewatering pump to the trawler. The lifeboat then escorted the Captain Joe back to Gloucester. No reports of injuries of the four men on board the fishing vessel.