21′ Center Console towed home in heavy seas – May 8, 2021

21′ Center Console towed home in heavy seas – May 8, 2021

At 11:15am the captain of a 21’ center console called from the middle of the Potomac River to report his engine would not start. This was the first day of rockfish season with small craft warnings issued for high winds and seas of 4-6 feet. The captain reported there were four men aboard in very heavy seas. Rescue 2 was dispatched from Olverson’s Marina with a crew of four and pounding through huge waves found the disabled boat low in the water between buoys 7 and 5. With effort they were able to slowly tow the fishing boat into Lewisetta Marina where the men had left their trailer. Time on call, 5 hours.

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