Yacht Sinks after Crash with a Lobster Boat
A yacht and a commercial fishing vessel collided Tuesday about 10 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island. No injuries have been reported.
The 40-foot lobster boat, Squeeze Play, manned by a two-man crew, was struck by the yacht Lucia, which had four people aboard. The yacht was reported to be sinking after suffering a hole in its bow.
Squeeze Play’s crew then helped the four people transfer from Lucia to their lobster boat.
The U.S. Coast Guard launched a 45-foot response boat crew as well as a MH-60 Jayhawk air crew to assist on scene.
After arriving on scene, the USCG boat crew transferred Lucia’s crew members and is bringing them back to port. The Squeeze Play is returning to port as well.