OFF CAPE COD — Seven fishermen are safe today after a turbine on their vessel became inoperable Monday and the Coast Guard sent a cutter to tow the ship in.

A Coast Guard crew from Brant Station transferred the tow of the 90-foot fishing vessel Madison Kate to a contracted salvage company at about noon Tuesday in the Great Round Shoal Channel.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Monday, the fishing vessel Madison Kate notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole that they were disabled due to a turbine casualty. The vessel had seven people aboard.

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