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Fishing boat limps home after Coast Guard rescue

Monday, April 02, 2012

A fishing boat that nearly sank off the coast of Long Island is limping its way back to New Bedford, Massachusetts, thanks to the Coast Guard.

"The Shamrock" lost a piece of its hull Saturday in high waves.

It started filling with water, but a Coast Guard jet dropped two water pumps to the crew.

That helped the ship survive a 70-mile trip into Montauk.

The crew made emergency repairs there and then set off for home.

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