An unidentified crewman aboard the Gloucester-based fishing boat Grace Marie had to be airlifted from the vessel 10 miles out to sea by Coast Guard helicopter after being seriously injured in an on-board accident.
According to reports from the Coast Guard, the fishing vessel was 10 miles north of Provincetown when Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report from the Grace Marie captain that a 52-year-old male had sustained an arm injury.
The incident occurred at approximately 11 o'clock last Thursday night, according to the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard officials did not provide the name of the crewman. The regular captain of the Grace Marie, a 65-foot fishing boat, is Riverdale resident Sebastian Noto.
According to the Coast Guard, an HH-60 rescue helicopter crew, a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Provincetown, and the 87-foot patrol boat Tiger Shark launched immediately to aid the injured man.
A boarding team from the Tiger Shark stabilized the man and transferred him to the 47-foot motor lifeboat to be hoisted by the helicopter crew at midnight.
The man was transported by the helicopter crew to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His condition could not be ascertained Tuesday night.
The incident was the second at sea within some six months involving the Grace Marie.
In June 2010, the same vessel suffered engine failure while on a fishing trip to Georges Bank and had to be towed back to Cape Cod by the Coast Guard cutter Escanaba.
In that instance, the Grace Marie had lost power 150 miles east of Nantucket, but the vessel, captain and four crew members returned safely, with no injuries.