Coast Guard Responds to Sailboat in Distress 280 Miles off Nantucket

A 14 hour transit to aid boat that lost rudder...
Coast Guard crew on scene with disabled sailboat 280 miles off Nantucket (USCG photo)

From the US Coast Guard Northeast:

Last week, Coast Guard Cutter Campbell was notified of a sailboat in distress 280 miles off the coast of Nantucket due to a rudder casualty.

After a 14-hour transit to the last known location, the crew arrived on scene. They assessed the weather and casualty, then began towing S/V Reflection more than 360 miles safely back towards land!

Thanks to good preparation, the Master was in good health and had sufficient food, water, and lifesaving equipment remaining onboard. 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