“Swift, unselfish, and courageous.” That was the assessment of the Coast Guard’s Station Provincetown of the actions taken by Capt. Beau Gribbin and his men — Tim Klekotka, Chris Milewski, and Billy Souza — to aid Capt. Jean Frottier and Eric Rego as Twin Lights sank on 18 November 2012. Glutton‘s crew saved Rego, but could not help Captain Frottier. The 48-foot Glutton — a name honoring Gribbin’s step-grandfather, Herman Tasha — was built in 2003 at Dixon’s Marine in Lower Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, as Misty Marie. Gribbin bought her in 2009. She is powered by a 460-horsepower Detroit Diesel MTU Series 60 engine and goes out chiefly to dredge for scallops and trap lobsters, now in company with Gribbin’s Helltown. Rego is on the crew.
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