Coast Guard Towed 100-Year-Old Fishing Vessel With Propulsion Issues Safely to Shore

A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew assists the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel Radiant after the vessel experienced propulsion issues five miles off the coast of Trinidad, California, March 19, 2018. The Radiant is 100 years old and used to fish Dungeness crab off the coast of California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew assists the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel Radiant after the vessel experienced propulsion issues five miles off the coast of Trinidad, California, March 19, 2018. The Radiant is 100 years old and used to fish Dungeness crab off the coast of California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Press release from the US Coast Guard:

The Coast Guard assisted two Dungeness crab fishermen aboard a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel approximately five miles west of Trinidad, Monday night.

The crew aboard the 100-year-old vessel, Radiant, contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 around 11 p.m., reporting that their vessel was experiencing electrical and propulsion issues.

Sector Humboldt Bay personnel dispatched a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew to the scene to assist the vessel.

The Coast Guard crew placed the Radiant in a side tow around 1 a.m., Tuesday, and embarked on the three-hour transit to Woodley Island Marina in Eureka.

The Radiant was moored at the marina at approximately 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, with no reports of injuries.

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