Coast Guard Rescues Clam Boat off Provincetown

US Coast Guard Boat

US Coast Guard Boat

BOSTON – The US Coast Guard rescued a disabled clam boat yesterday 11 miles northwest of Provincetown.

The Angel Fisher, which was carrying four crew members, notified the Coast Guard that the boat has lost steering around 8:30 Thursday night.

A crew from Station Point Allerton arrived in a 47-foot boat around midnight yesterday and towed the disabled boat to Plymouth.

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There were no injuries to the four crew members, but they did put on their immersion suits due to adverse weather condition including five-foot seas with 16-knot winds, an air temperature of 37 degrees with 49 degree water temperatures.

The vessel arrived safely in Plymouth at about 5:45 a.m. yesterday.

“The weather conditions made this case challenging. Luckily, the crew was prepared,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Herring. “Our main concern was to get them home safely, so they could affect repairs and assess getting back underway quickly.”