Coast Guard Rescues Boat and Sailors off Montauk in Storm

Coast Guard Station Montauk rescued a 39-foot boat with two people aboard when they ran into trouble in building seas at the end of its voyage from Bermuda to Connecticut on the Fourth of July.

The Glim was about 36 nautical miles south-southeast of Montauk when it stopped making headway. The boaters took the sails down and requested a tow from the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard reached them at about 1:30 p.m. and towed them safely to Montauk due to concern about Hurricane Arthur's approach.

Winds initially were east at 5 to 10 knots and shifted to north 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots during trip back to Montauk, the Coast Guard said. Seas were 2 to 3 feet and increased to 4 to 6 feet. There was low visibility due to rain and fog.

"Overall, it was rough weather and unfavorable conditions but Coast Guard Station Montauk was able to safely and successfully tow the vessel and passengers," a representative of the station said in an email.

The boat was taken to the Montauk Marine Basin. No injures were reported.

Homeported in Norwalk, Conn., the Glim was returning from a Bermuda after a race from Newport, R.I. to Bermuda.