Coast Guard terminates Bank Tank's voyage

Insufficient safety equipment ends voyage Sunday

Sunday the Coast Guard Cutter Tybee law enforcement team terminated the voyage of the Bank Tank, a Plymouth, MA-based fishing vessel.  The team conducted a routine boarding on Cape Cod Bay and during an inspection, discovered the vessel did not have a sufficient number of immersion suits.

There were five crew members aboard the 38 ft. Bank Tank and only four immersion suits, according to the USCG. In emergencies, immersion suits protect mariners from the elements, even during summer months when water temperature remains low.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tybee escorted the Bank Tank back to Plymouth. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on