A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Air Station Cape Cod rescued three mariners five nautical miles off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusets, August 5, 2023.
s USCG reports, at 12:48 p.m. First Coast Guard District command center watchstanders received an alert from an emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the 55-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Kara. The Cost Guard vessels’ crew were launched to search.
At 2:02 p.m., a Jayhawk crew located all three fishermen clinging to a buoy. The Jayhawk’s crew safely hoisted all three fishermen and transported them to Hyannis Airport, where they were treated by EMS.
Their properly registered EPIRB was invaluable for the rescue of these three fishermen. This positive outcome demonstrates the importance of maintaining vital lifesaving equipment onboard your vessel.
… said Lt. Cmdr. Kristi Butler, search and rescue coordinator for the First Coast Guard District.