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Coast Guard responds to multiple calls

Various Coast Guard units around the country responded to a variety of mariner distress calls last weekend.

• The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a fisherman after a vessel capsized approximately two miles north of Provincetown, Mass., that morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Mass., received a call from the lobster boat Glutton, reporting that the 42-foot fishing vessel Twinlights, home-ported in Provincetown had capsized with two fishermen aboard after becoming entangled in fishing gear.

Fishermen aboard the Glutton were able to rescue one crewmember.

Click here for the official announcement and click here for a report by the Cape Cod Times.

• The Coast Guard also suspended the search for two missing crewmembers Saturday evening following a platform explosion approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle.

Coast Guard crews searched a 1,400 square-mile area for more than 32 hours in an effort to locate the two missing crewmembers.

Click here for the official announcement.

In the Mid-Atlantic, the Coast Guard rescued two people from the Shallotte Inlet Sunday after their flat-bottomed skiff capsized near Shallotte, N.C.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at 12:15 p.m. reporting a capsized boat with two people in the water wearing life jackets.

“It was definitely a good thing that we were already on patrol in the area where the boat capsized,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class

Leonard Posluszny, the coxswain aboard the RB-S from Station Oak Island. “We found the two people clinging onto the overturned vessel.”

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