An injured fisherman on a commercial fishing vessel called the Coast Guard to motor out the short distance from shore and help him get his boat back into port. Radio traffic indicates that the fisherman has injured his hand while retrieving fishing gear. The fisherman told the Coast Guard that his hand was bleeding pretty badly and that he got a wrap-bandage wrapped around it pretty tight, but he can’t get back to port on his own.
The Coast Guard launched a motor lifeboat to assist him. The Captain of the “Master” said he would need help securing the tow line to his boat.
The Coast Guard quickly found the “Master” and towed it back into port. Once inside, the Coast Guard motor lifeboat crew altered the tow configuration and took the “Master” side-by-side with the motor lifeboat into the fishing vessel moorage area east of Port Dock 5 and helped to get the “Master” moored back up. The Captain was sporting a rather large bandage on his right hand.