4 rescued from damaged boat in Cobscook Bay

Posted Jan. 19, 2009, at 10:28 p.m.

LUBEC, Maine — Four people were rescued Monday afternoon from a fishing vessel that had struck a submerged rock in Cobscook Bay.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the 37-foot fishing vessel Sea Asylum struck a submerged rock near Bar Harbor in the northeast section of Cobscook Bay. The Coast Guard received the radio call on the emergency channel, reporting that there were four people on board and that the boat was taking on water.

The Coast Guard dispatched a 41-foot utility vessel from Station Eastport and broadcast an emergency notice to mariners. The fishing vessel Perfect Union was in the area and was the first vessel on the scene. The crew members on Perfect Union were able to assist the ailing vessel and removed four people from Sea Asylum.

The Coast Guard vessel arrived on the scene shortly afterward and pumped water from the damaged fishing boat. By midafternoon, Sea Asylum was in tow toward Globe Cove in North Lubec, where the owners planned to beach the vessel for repairs.

No one was injured.

rhewitt@bangordailynews.net

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