The 48 foot long fishing vessel Full Circle sank near Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The Full Circle was fishing when the vessel sprung a leak and took on water. The fishing vessel sent out a distress call with a nearby Steamship Authority vessel Gay Head responding. The Gay Head sent over a small boat and rescued the three crew of the Full Circle. The fishing boat sank a few minutes later. The Coast Guard was notified and dispatched a response boat to the scene. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 40 foot fishing vessel Full Circle sank in the harbor at New Bedford, Massachusetts. A boom was placed around the vessel divers were requested. The divers were able to attach straps around the hull and the Full Circle was raised later the same day. The cause of the sinking was not known, but the vessel had a history of sinking. The vessel had sat idle since it sank on September 22, 2011 in the same location. The sinking was caused by a leak around the propeller flooding the hull. The vessel was raised and it’s fuel tanks were pumped out.
The vessel was to be scheduled to be sold later this week. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the sinking.
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