45-foot fishing boat "Sole Train" sinks at Chatham Fish Pier; Another rescue 180 miles south of Cape Cod

Fishing vessel sinks at pier, causes minimal pollution

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By noon on Wednesday "Sole Train" was raised and remaining fuel removed. cc2day photo.

Coast Guard airlifts ailing fisherman
   The Coast Guard reports that a helicopter crew airlifted a 45-year-old fisherman who was experiencing chest pains from a Rhode Island-based fishing vessel about 180 miles southeast of Cape Cod Wednesday.
   The crewman from the 77-foot trawler Mary Elena, is in stable condition and is being transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. A jayhawk helicopter airlifted the crewman and took him to Hyannis Airport where EMS were waiting.
Diesel spill contained, 200 gallons aboard removed today

The Coast Guard reports that its personnel responded today after a fishing vessel sank at the Chatham Fish Pier Tuesday night.

Sector Southeastern New England command center staff in Woods Hole, Mass., learned about 4 a.m., today that the 45-foot fishing vessel Sole Train sank at the pier overnight, causing a small sheen of diesel fuel.

The command center staff dispatched a response petty officer from Marine Safety Detachment Cape Cod to investigate the sinking and oversee the cleanup.

Chatham fire department personnel deployed booms to contain the diesel fuel, and the harbormaster used his boat to raise the Sole Train. Timothy Linnel, the vessel's owner, contracted Frank Corp. Environmental Services to remove the 200 gallons of diesel fuel remaining on board.   No one was aboard the Sole Train when it sank.  See aerial below.
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