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Coast Guard escorting leaking fishing vessel to New Bedford

An 80-foot New Bedford fishing boat with a five-man crew is steaming back to its home port this morning after staving off a leak Wednesday night with the help of three pumps dropped off by the Coast Guard, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

The Megan-Marie issued a distress call at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, saying it was taking on water. The boat’s position was 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, said spokesman Adam Stanton.

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