The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Decisive
rescued a four-man crew from an overdue 87-foot coastal freighter, Two Brothers,
over the weekend after the vessel became disabled and adrift following a fire during its transit from the islands of Aruba to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
The Coast Guard was assisted by a Customs and Border Protection aircraft which located the ship.
The fire burned through the majority of the vessel.
The four crewmen were taken on board the cutter, where they received initial medical treatment, food and water. They were then transferred to another Coast Guard cutter, Key Largo,
which in turn placed them on the tugboat Midnight Express,
which transported both the ship and survivors to Tortola. - Chris Dupin