The boat is used by New Haven police and the fire department, in part to rescue boaters or swimmers in distress. Until it thaws out, any rescues will be handled by the Coast Guard.
“Search and rescue calls will be referred directly to USCG for the time being, until the harbor has fewer impediments to navigation,” said spokesman Laurence Grotheer.
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That isn’t expected until after the weekend, as extreme cold temperatures continue.