The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Seneca assisted seven people Sunday aboard a sinking fishing vessel approximately 150 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass.
Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 79-foot fishing vessel Linda, with the crew reporting that they were taking on water with seven people aboard.
A fishing vessel in the area located Linda and reported that the vessel was stable, and utilizing pumps, and all people aboard were outfitted with survival suits and a life raft was prepared.
The cutter Seneca, a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew were launched to assist.
The crewmembers from the Seneca arrived and assisted the vessel with dewatering, shoring the damaged hull and restarting the engine.