The 81 foot long fishing vessel Plan B became disabled while off Kennebunkport, Maine. The fishing vessel had suffered water ingress and the vessel’s pumps were unable to keep up. The two men on board contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter and rescue boat to the scene. The Coast Guard also sent out a broadcast asking any boats in the area to assist. The fishing vessel Cameran Lee responded and was first to reach the Plan B. The crew were safely transferred over to the Cameran Lee. The crew was reported to have arranged for salvage as the Plan B was still afloat.
The Plan B sank three hours after the crew was rescued. The vessel rests in 286 feet of water. The Coast Guard reported large debris in the water along with a 200 foot wide slick of diesel fuel.
The 88 foot long two-masted schooner Wendameen went aground off Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay, Maine. The vessel was passing by the north side of the island during low tide when it grounded. The 49 passengers on board were transferred to the Portland fire boat and the Coast Guard rescue boat. Reports state the vessel will be refloated on the next high tide. No reports of injury or pollution being released. The Wendameen had went aground previously on June 4 when it struck a charted wreck. The incident is under investigation.
The 88 foot long, two-masted schooner Wendameen went aground near Fort Gorges at the entrance to the harbor of Portland, Maine. The vessel with 23 passengers and 4 crew were safely transferred and were taken to the Maine State Pier. The Wendameen refloated with the next high tide and proceeded to the Maine State Pier. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.