Stalled replica pirate ship towed to port after crew rescued
BOSTON (AP) — A disabled Canadian replica pirate ship whose nine crewmembers were rescued by the Coast Guard has been towed to a southern Maine shipyard.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Ross Ruddell says a fishing vessel took the charter schooner Liana’s Ransom to the Kittery Point Yacht Yard in Eliot late Tuesday. The ship lost power and its main mast Monday off the Maine coast.
Two Gloucester, Massachusetts-based Coast Guard motor lifeboats rescued the crew but couldn’t take in the ship because of rough seas.
The crewmembers had to jump to the lifeboats. Coast Guard video shows one man making the leap as the vessels pitch farther apart.
The Halifax-based schooner’s Facebook page says it had left for St. Maarten on Friday. It says the 85-foot vessel is rigged like those often used by pirates in the 1700s and early 1800s.