On April 27, the 63 foot long fishing vessel Paulo Marc became disabled 90 miles off Portland, Maine. The trawler had suffered engine problems which left it without power while out fishing for groundfish. The vessel requested assistance with the Coast Guard dispatching the 87 foot cutter to the scene. The cutter towed the Paulo Marc towards Portland where near the shoreline another fishing vessel took over the tow. No reports of injuries to the four crew on board.
On January 28, the fishing boat Miss Lynn burned and sank off Port Clyde, Maine. The crew on the Miss Lynn alerted authorities that a fire had broken out in the vessel’s engine room. The Coast Guard dispatched a response boat along with the Cutter Willow to the scene. Before authorities arrived, the two crew on board donned survival suits and jumped into the sea to escape the blaze. A nearby fishing vessel Bug Catcha rescued the two crew. No reports of injuries. The Cutter Willow arrived on scene, but was unable to extinguish the blaze on board the Miss Lynn. The Miss Lynn sank a short time later off Cilley Ledge.
The 42 foot long fishing vessel Marley Gabriella sank at its mooring in Stonington, Maine. The vessel was unmanned when it sank in 70 feet of water. A small sheen was spotted as fuel leaked through the vents. The owner of the Marley Gabriella has contracted divers to close the vents and refloat the vessel. The Coast Guard was notified and will monitor the recovery of the fishing vessel and any potential pollution released. Later reports stated the vessel was refloated and dewatered the following day before it was towed to a drydock at Stonington.