On May 20, the 84 foot long fishing vessel Discovery became disabled off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Discovery had its rudder disabled and requested assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched a cutter to the scene and was able to take the fishing vessel under tow later the same day. The vessels proceeded towards New Bedford where later a salvage tug took over the tow before arriving in port. No Reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On January 3, the 95 foot long fishing vessel Megan Marie became disabled off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Megan Marie had lost a rudder some 100 nautical miles off Nantucket and sent out a distress call. Another fishing vessel came to her aid and began towing the Megan Marie back to port, but rough seas broke the tow line. The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer took over the tow and proceeded to Nantucket. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On August 16, the 19 meter long, 43 gt fishing vessel Challenge became disabled off Nantucket, Massachussets. The Challenge had gone adrift after it had fouled it’s propeller with a line. The Coast Guard was alerted with two cutters dispatched to the scene. The cutter Escanaba arrived and took the Challenge under tow. A few hours latter the cutter Hammerhead took over the tow back to port of New Bedford. A tug took over the tow the following day and took the Challenge into the harbor. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the Challenge was loaded with 650 pounds of scallops at the time of the incident.