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Calais Station, Assisted A Canadian Vessel - Mar. 14, 2017

On March 12, at approximately 12:30 eastern 
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calais Station, assisted a Canadian vessel that was in distress near Campobello Island.


The Calais Border Patrol Stationís Marine Unit heard a marine frequency distress call asking for immediate help.  The distress call came from a local fishing vessel, stating that engine failure had occurred and that the vessel and occupants were in imminent danger of being washed onto the rocks off the shore of Campobello Island.
 
The Calais Station Border Patrol Marine Unit quickly responded and was able to locate the vessel and safely rescue the two individuals onboard. The U.S. Border Patrol vessel sustained minor damage during the rescue effort.