U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four fishermen after their vessel’s EPIRB
went off approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts early
Debris and an empty life raft located so
have so far located debris and an empty life raft. The Coast Guard said on
Twitter that the vessel sank.
at First District Coast Guard Command Center, in Boston, received notification
at 1 a.m., Monday, from the 82-foot fishing vessel Emmy Rose’s emergency
position indicating radio beacon.
vessel owner reported there were four people aboard, and there were no answers
on the vessel’s satellite phone.
CG search operations
Coast Guard immediately launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard
Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous to search for the
arrival to the vessel’s last known position, Coast Guard crews discovered
debris and an empty life raft, the Coast Guard reported.
search has expanded to include a 47-foot rescue boat and the USCGC Key Largo.
The weather on scene is 30-knot winds
with 6-to-8-foot seas
Emmy Rose is homeported in Portland, Maine.
Involved in the search are:
Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and HC-144 Ocean Sentry
Guard Station Provincetown 47-foot Motor Life Boat
Guard Cutter Vigorous, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, homeported in
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Guard Cutter Key Largo, a 110-foot Patrol Boat, homeported in Gloucester,
The search will continue overnight
Monday into Tuesday.