[Watch] Mariners Rescued From a Burning Vessel


Five mariners were recued by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) from their burning boat on Friday, reports WPRI.

What happened?

Around 5 p.m., crews at USCG First District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert from the 100-foot Nobska, which was 85 miles off the coast of Cape Cod.

Members of the USCG Air Station Cape Cod were sent out and when they reached the vessel, they found the bow and wheelhouse engulfed in flames.

The air crew directed the five people, who were on the sterns side at the time, into the water.

Crew rescued

Crews were able to safely get the members of the Nobska out of the water and bring them back to shore.

None of the crew members were injured.

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Source: WPRI


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