Tag Archives: Newport

More Misery

Photo: uscg
Photo: uscg

On March 23, the 38 foot long fishing vessel More Misery became disabled near Block Island off Newport, Rhode Island. The vessel had suffered water ingress  and the two crew requested assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and two 45-foot response boats to the scene.  The response boat arrived on scene and safely transferred the crew aboard. The Coast Guard placed dewatering pumps on to the More Misery and safely towed the fishing vessel to Newport. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Nat aground

Photo: USCG
Photo: USCG

The fishing vessel Nat went aground near Yaquina Bay off Newport, Oregon.  The crabbing boat had gone nearly ashore with the vessel just 50 yards offshore.  The crew sent out a distress call before all three crew on board abandoned ship and swam ashore.  The crew were later treated for possible hypothermia.  Authorities state there was 700 gallons of diesel fuel on board, but no pollution was released.  Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.  The cause of the grounding was not reported.

 

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Five J’s

Five Js
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The 65 foot long fishing vessel Five J’s went aground off Brenton Point near Newport, Rhode Island.  The vessel had lost power and had gone adrift.  The crew attempted to drop anchor, but the anchor was unable to hold.  No reports of injuries.   The Five J’s had some quantity of diesel fuel on board at the time of the grounding.  Authorities have teams assessing the situation and condition of the vessel as salvage operations begins. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.

 

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