Coast Guard Rescues Disabled Boat East of Chatham

US Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma. Photo courtesy of the US Coast Guard.

US Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma. Photo courtesy of the US Coast Guard.

BOSTON — The US Coast Guard is assisting a fishing boat that was stranded 70 miles east of Chatham early this morning.

The fishing vessel Madison Kate notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole that they were disabled due to a turbine casualty.

Watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England diverted the 270-foot Tahoma, a Coast Guard Cutter homeported in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to the Madison Kate’s position to assist with repairs.

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Once on scene, crews determined repairs could not be made and the Tahoma placed the Madison Kate in tow.

There are seven people aboard the fishing vessel.

The Madison Kate is scheduled to arrive in New Bedford at about 8 a.m., Tuesday.

There were no medical concerns reported.