After on Saturday, the Coast Guard reported that the boat was safely escorted to New Bedford, Mass. thanks to a coordinated rescue effort.
The Shamrock, based out of Boston, had four offshore fishermen aboard when it began taking on water during rough weather. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound was notified by another fishing vessel on Saturday around 10:30 a.m.
“This was a complex well-coordinated search and rescue response between all Coast Guard units,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Kozac, a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in a statement released on Sunday. “The crew worked very hard to save their vessel.”
A rescue jet and helicopter crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., were assisted the crew, along with the Coast Guard Cutters Tiger Shark and Ridley. De-watering pumps were used during the 65 miles to Montauk. Weather improved and the fishing vessel was able to make the seven hour ride to New Bedford, where it arrived just after 1 p.m. on Sunday.
All four crew members were not injured.
"The master of the Shamrock reported that a plank in a forward compartment of the vessel’s hull was damaged, causing flooding, and the onboard de-watering pump reportedly could not keep up with the flooding," according to the statement.