Coast Guard responds to disabled fishing boat off Cape Ann

The US Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled fishing boat off the coast of Cape Ann on Tuesday morning.

At 10:22 a.m. officials tweeted that the Coast Guard cutter Reliance was sent to help Orion, an 80-foot fishing boat that lost propulsion 35 miles northeast of Cape Ann on the North Shore. There were six people aboard the vessel in good health, and the current conditions were 4- to 6-foot seas and 15-miles-per-hour winds, according to the tweet.

At 12:45 p.m. the cutter was towing Orion closer to Gloucester, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Nicole Groll. Once it got closer, a 47-foot motor lifeboat from US Coast Guard Station Gloucester was going to bring it in the rest of the way, she said.


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