Wachapreague Coast Guard Rescues Passengers Stranded in Bradford - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Wachapreague Coast Guard Rescues Passengers Stranded in Bradford Bay

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 2:24 PM Updated:

WACHAPREAGUE, Va.- A Coast Guard boat crew brought six passengers to safety after the fishing boat they were on ran aground just north of Bradford Bay off of Wachapreague. 

Two people stayed with the boat and were able to get free when high tide came in a few hours later.

At 6:10 p.m., a crewmember aboard the 34-foot fishing boat Wreckaholic contacted Station Wachapreague reporting that they had run aground due to shoaling and a low tide, with eight people aboard.

A boat crew from the station launched aboard a 24-foot special purpose craft—shallow water boat to assist the fishermen, which were less than a mile away from the station. Once they arrived on scene, the Coast Guard boat crew picked up the six passengers and transported them to the station.

“Be aware of the areas that you are navigating,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Elliott, the watchstander receiving the distress call. “Always take in account for possible shoaling, tide levels and wind speeds. Never hesitate to call the Coast Guard at the first sign of trouble.”

The captain and first mate of the fishing boat stayed behind to attempt to refloat their boat and were able to do so with the help of the rising tide and increasing wind speeds. The boat was safely tied up at Island House Restaurant and Marina in Wachapreague.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Boardwalk Barriers Installed in Ocean City

    Boardwalk Barriers Installed in Ocean City

    May 23, 2018 10:36 PM2018-05-24 02:36:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:47:26 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md--In Worcester County, Ocean City officials are beefing up security this summer by installing new boardwalk barriers. "We're installing barriers to prevent vehicles from accessing the boardwalk, we want to make sure that we are better safe tMore
    Ocean City officials are beefing up security this summer by installing new boardwalk barriers. More
  • Salisbury Woman Convicted of Murder

    Salisbury Woman Convicted of Murder

    May 24, 2018 9:31 AM2018-05-24 13:31:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:31:02 GMT
    Brandi UpshurBrandi Upshur
    Brandi UpshurBrandi Upshur
    A Salisbury, Maryland woman has been convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and related charges in connection with last year's killing of a man in Wicomico County.More
    A Salisbury, Maryland woman has been convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and related charges in connection with last year's killing of a man in Wicomico County. More
  • Delaware Lawmakers Propose Bonuses on Top of Pay Raises

    Delaware Lawmakers Propose Bonuses on Top of Pay Raises

    May 23, 2018 5:25 PM2018-05-23 21:25:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:36:12 GMT
    Members of the Delaware legislature's budget-writing committee have approved spending $23 million to give state employees $500 bonuses next year, on top of pay raises proposed by Democratic Gov. John Carney.More
    Members of the Delaware legislature's budget-writing committee have approved spending $23 million to give state employees $500 bonuses next year, on top of pay raises proposed by Democratic Gov. John Carney.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices