BOSTON — The Coast Guard aircrews rescue five mariners from a vessel fire, Nobska, 85 nautical miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Friday.
At approximately 5 p.m. the Coast Guard First District watchstanders received an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) notification from the 100-foot trawler Nobska.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH60T Jayhawk and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrews were launched and when they arrived on scene the bow and wheelhouse of the vessel were engulfed in flames and all five Nobska crew members were on the stern. The MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew directed them into the water where they were safely hoisted and transported back to shore.
No injuries were reported.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, MH-60 Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew, and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew responded.
Weather on scene was 25 mph winds with six-foot seas.
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