On the Island

Star Island Staff Help Distressed Boat in Gosport Harbor

Four Star Island staff members sprang into action Friday morning when a distress call from a lobstering vessel was heard at 8:45 AM over marine radio.

Waterfront Services Manager Keith Oshel and Deckhand Rich Kunz approached the distressed vessel aboard one of Star Island’s inflatable boats with a fire extinguisher in hand. After assessing the situation, Oshel boarded the distressed boat, handed over the extinguisher, and stayed on board to provide assistance as needed.

Star Island’s Logistics Manager Tim O’Connor and deckhand Brenda Bladen approached the distressed vessel in the M/V Perseverance and towed the distressed boat to a mooring.

By approximately 9:15, two US Coast Guard vessels were on scene and took control of the scene.