BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Gloucester rescued 40 people aboard the fishing charter Yankee Patriot II after a reported engine fire.
At approximately 8:40 a.m., Station Gloucester received a call on Channel 16 the fishing charter, Yankee Patriot II, had a fire on board and requested immediate assistance. The station launched three of its assets, two 47-foot Motor Life Boats and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small. Gloucester Harbormaster also launched their asset to assist.
Once on scene, crews from Station Gloucester were able to safely transfer all 40 passengers onto the two, 47-foot MLBs, taking them safely back to Station Gloucester with no injuries reported.
Once all passengers were on land, all four response vessels then escorted the Yankee Patriot II safely back to their homeport at the pier in Gloucester, Massachusetts.