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Liana's Ransom, tall ship, rescued near Gloucester, Mass.
Man suffers concussion after leaping from tall ship with 9 crew aboard
Posted: Mar 31, 2015 6:06 AM AT Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015 8:13 AM AT
Rescue from Canadian tall ship
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued nine crew members from a disabled Canadian tall ship 93 kilometres east of Gloucester, Mass., early today.
The Boston command centre was notified at about 12:35 a.m. that the engines on the Liana's Ransom went out, and its sails
were wrapped around the mast
Joseph Tilley, who owns the ship along with his son and captain
, Ryan Tilley, said Tuesday that his son had sailed out of Nova Scotia
on Friday evening bound for the Caribbean
A man leapt off the Canadian tall ship the Liana's Ransom during the rescue
by the U.S. Coast Guard, east of Gloucester, Mass. (Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)
, she suffered a full power failure," Joseph Tilley wrote on the ship's Facebook page
As the weather
worsened, two coast guard lifeboats were launched to tow the vessel back, but rough sea conditions caused a tow line to break.
The lifeboat crews instructed the crew of the Halifax-based ship to wear immersion suits and prepare to abandon ship. Nine people were transferred to the lifeboats.
One man who had leapt from the Ransom to the coast guard vessel suffered a concussion and was flown to Massachusetts
General Hospital by helicopter. The remaining eight crew members were brought back to Gloucester.
"My thanks to the professionalism and prompt response of the U.S. Coast Guard, who had been monitoring the situation for some time," Tilley wrote.
"Captain Ryan Tilley made the the right call in the best interests of his crew, and as a father I am very proud of the way he and his crew handled the situation."
closed the water-tight doors and hatches, and got the crew off the ship before leaving himself, Tilley said.
Ship dismasted in 2014
A locator beacon was left on Liana's Ransom so it can be tracked and eventually towed back to port.
"It was fortunate for the crew of the vessel that the owner reached out to us," said Jay Woodhead, command duty officer at the Boston command centre.
The replica pirate ship was dismasted off the coast of Cape Sable Island
, N.S., in December.
The ship's Facebook page
details the repair work after that misadventure.
On March 27, the page says the ship left the Meteghan River in Nova Scotia
, bound for St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies.
It says Ryan Tilley was in command, and that "the old fella will join ship in the Bahamas
An unidentified man stands with a rescuer from the U.S. Coast Guard after the nine crew of the Liana's Ransom were saved. (Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)
Liana's Ransom, an 26-metre gaff-rigged, topsail schooner, sails
past the Imperial Oil
Dartmouth refinery in 2007. (The Canadian Press)