The 18 meter long fishing vessel Tranquility BF 7 suffered water ingress in the North Sea off Unst, Shetland. The crew discovered the vessel had flooding via its fish hold and sent out a distress call requesting assistance. Two lifeboats with a coastguard helicopter were dispatched to the scene. The helicopter dropped a dewatering pump to the Tranquility which was able to bring the flooding under control. The lifeboats escorted the Tranquility back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The fishing vessel Grandpa’s Legacy ran aground in the Pigeon Hill Bay near Steuben, Maine. The lobster boat had been stolen by an individual from Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada and sailed across the border towards Maine. Canadian authorities sent out alerts that the vessel had been stolen. A Maine lobsterman spotted the Grandpa’s Legacy stranded an offshore sandbar partially aground. The United States Coast Guard dispatched a vessel to the scene. There the Coast Guard secured the vessel and held the individual on board. No reports of injuries.
Reports state the individual was sent back to Canada where he was taken custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The fishing vessel Miss Jenna ran aground in Vineyard Sound on Lobsterville Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Miss Jenna was heading back to port during the early morning hours when it passed the anchored Coast Guard cutter Sanibel. The Sanibel tried to hail the fishing vessel as it passed nearby but there was no response. The Miss Jenna continued to steam until it ran aground in the sand some 20 feet from the shoreline. The Coast Guard launched the 24-foot boat along with the 47 foot motor lifeboat to the assess the situation. The Coast Guard arrived and made “a heck of noise” to get their attention as the fishing vessel’s engine was still engaged. The crew of the Miss Jenna were asleep including the crewman at the helm.
The Coast Guard boarded the Miss Jenna and assisted in refloating the fishing vessel. The vessels proceeded into Menemsha Harbor where it moored. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The local police along with the Coast Guard inspected the vessel and gave the crew sobriety tests which came back negative. Reports state the captain of the Miss Jenna was given multiple citations.