Boating accidents

Environmental Police Locate Sunken Sea Scalloper Offshore

The 56-foot sea scalloping vessel that sank with four aboard on Nov. 24 has been located, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police. Maj. Patrick Moran confirmed that the F/V Leonardo was located on Sunday.

Coast Guard Responds to Disabled Cruise Ship Off Cuttyhunk

A cruise ship that became disabled off Cuttyhunk Friday afternoon was safely escorted by tug to Newport.

Boating Mishap Leaves Power Vessel Aground

Salvage efforts were under way Saturday for a boat that struck a jetty trying to navigate into the Oak Bluffs harbor Thursday evening.

Shenandoah's Yawl Boat Destroyed in Harbor Collision

The U.S. Coast Guard investigated a mishap in which a fishing boat struck the yawl boat of the schooner Shenandoah Wednesday. The yawl boat, hanging from davits off the stern of the Black Dog ship, was destroyed; the two larger vessels were unharmed.

One Dragger Sinks, Another Damaged In Mishap Off Dogfish Bar

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into the sinking of a the fishing boat Robert C. Monday afternoon off Dogfish Bar at the western end of the Vineyard, remains open and active, according to a Coast Guard spokesman The owner of the sunken vessel reportedly has decided not to salvage the 33-foot wooden boat, which went down in 40 to 50 feet of water after colliding with another fishing boat.

Coast Guard Ends Search for Owner of Sailboat

A wide-ranging air and sea search for the owner of a 13-foot Hobie Cat was called off late Saturday after the boat owner called the Coast Guard to identify himself. The unmarked sailboat was found washed ashore with its sails up near Lake Tashmoo on Friday.

Boat Abandoned in Nantucket Turns up in Spain

Be careful what goes into the sea. It isn’t always gone.

Authorites in Spain have recovered the remains of a 26-foot fiberglass recreational boat floating in the waters off Spain. The boat, called Queen Bee, has been traced back to the waters of Nantucket and a boating accident that happened three and a half years ago.

News Update: Thursday, Dec. 22 - SSA Freight and Lobster Boat Collide

There were no injuries and no damage following a brief collision between the freight ferry Katama and a Vineyard lobster boat on Wednesday afternoon, the Steamship Authority said in a statement.

In an e-mail to the Gazette Thursday morning, SSA general manager Wayne Lamson wrote:


Lost at Sea for 12 Days, Island Captain Returns Mourning Friend, Boat

A three-man sail from Vineyard waters earlier this month ended in tragedy; a loss of a sailor’s life, a dismasting of a two-masted sailboat which was later abandoned, and a dramatic rescue of two in the high seas.

Captain Dennis White, 63, of the 41-foot ketch Emma Goldman, had left the Vineyard on Saturday, Nov. 6 with a crew of two: the captain’s longtime friend William (Willie) Thorns, 64, of Mashpee and his 25-year-old daughter, Amanda Thorns.

Botched Exercise Puts Five in The Drink

Five Coast Guardsmen were rescued from a submerged 25-foot response boat on Wednesday during a training exercise 10 miles south of Noman’s Land. The Coast Guard said one of the men suffered an ankle injury while another was treated for hypothermia. They were transported quickly to Menemsha where they were met by paramedics, according to Coast Guard spokesman James Rhodes.

The accident occurred at 11:31 a.m. Seas were three to four feet high. A number of boats were involved in the training exercise.