February 19, 2012
Bernie Webber (pictured 10 years ago) was the coxswain of the Coast Guard team sent to rescue the crew of the tanker Pendleton.
STEVE HAINES FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
Andy Fitzgerald was on the lifeboat that saved the crew from the stricken Pendleton. ‘‘We did our job,’’ he said.
A Coast Guard cutter prepared to pass a life raft to the commercial tanker Fort Mercer.
A Coast Guardsman helped a crewmember from the tanker Fort Mercer to safety.
After the rescue, the men of the tanker Pendleton posed in front of the Chatham Light station.