A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crewmember hands over a crate of supplies including food and water to the disabled fishing vessel Meridian crew during a tow towards Boston. U.S. Coast Guard photo
The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca has towed the commercial fishing Meridian safely back to Boston, February 22, 2011, after the latter became disabled 40 miles east of Rockland, Maine, on February 19.
Rescue crews brought the Meridian crew to President Roads deep-water anchorages at 7:30 a.m., concluding a 35-hour operation.
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crewmembers monitor the tow line leading to the disabled fishing vessel Meridian during transit towards Boston. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crewmember hands over a crate of supplies to the crew of the disabled fishing vessel Meridian. U.S. Coast Guard photo .
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