Day of shark fishing was off the mark for wayward vessel

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The second day of the Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament was done before it got started for the crew of a 35-foot Cabo Yachts sports fishing boat.

The vessel ran aground Saturday on Skiff’s Island, a sandy shoal southeast of Wasque Point and to the east of the green can that marks Muskeget Channel.

Captain Chris Godino of Sea Tow, responding to another stranded vessel anchored off East Beach, got the call alerting him to a boat that was well up onto the small island at low tide, with a strong current and rough sea conditions.

The occupants of the vessel, who were not identified, told the towboat captain that no one was hurt. They said they wanted to wait for high tide to try and free their boat.

Later that day, Tow Boat US responded. “It took a half hour of good strong pulling to get it off the beach,” Capt. R.W. Henson said. The towboat operator said damage to the boat appeared slight.