Coast Guard Station Rockland reported the following activity.

Oct. 29

At 11:12 p.m. Station Rockland received a call from the fishing vessel Jacob Pike that they were headed to Rockland Harbor, but were disabled and adrift two miles southwest of Vinalhaven. At 11:17 p.m. Sector Northern New England issued an urgent marine information broadcast with negative results from any mariner in the area, so a motor life boat was launched to assist.

The Jacob Pike decided to set anchor while waiting for Coast Guard assistance because it was slowly drifting toward the shore and the motor life boat’s estimated time of arrival was more than an hour away. The motor life boat arrived on scene at 12:03 a.m. on Oct. 30.

The on scene weather conditions were one- to two-foot seas with 10 to 15 knots of wind, so the coxswain, Petty Officer Robert Baumgardner, decided that it was safe to leave the personnel aboard the Jacob Pike during the transit back to Rockland Harbor and took the fishing vessel into stern tow. At 2:15 a.m. the motor life boat safely moored the Jacob Pike to the J & J Fish Pier and returned to the station.