U.S. Coast Guard res­cues Cana­dian fish­er­men

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

BOS­TON - A Coast Guard res­cue he­li­copter from Mas­sachusetts has res­cued three Cana­dian fish­er­men who had to aban­don their boat 150 miles off­shore. The Coast Guard in Bos­ton says it re­ceived an emer­gency bea­con alert from the Yar­mouth, Nova Sco­tia-based ves­sel at about 12:41 p.m. Mon­day. The crew of the 54-foot Sco­tia Provider had dis­cov­ered their en­gine room was full of wa­ter, sent their last known po­si­tion by satel­lite phone and aban­doned the boat for a life raft. The Coast Guard sent two Cape Cod-based air­craft and the cut­ter Es­can­aba and also alerted sev­eral nearby fish­ing ves­sels to head to the scene.

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