Coast Guard rescue 5 from burning vessel, Nobska, 85 nm E of Cape Cod

Coast Guard rescue 5 from burning vessel, Nobska, 85 nm E of Cape Cod
Archive image: Rescue swimmers and aircrewmen from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., conduct hoist training evolutions June 23, 2015.
The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilots steadied the aircraft while the flight mechanics lowered and recovered the rescue swimmers to simulate recovering people in distress.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell.

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.

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescue five fishermen from the commercial fishing vessel, Nobska, after it caught fire approximately 85 nm east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, April 30, 2021.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew transported the fishermen back to shore and no injuries were reported.
USCG video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Briana Carter / #AirStation Cape Cod.

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.

-USCG-

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