Four Missing After Commercial Fishing Vessel ‘Emmy Rose’ Sinks Off Massachusetts; Search to Continue Overnight

2020-11-24 16:03:58 Shipping News

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four fishermen after their vessel’s EPIRB went off approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts early this morning.

Debris and an empty life raft located so far

Searchers have so far located debris and an empty life raft. The Coast Guard said on Twitter that the vessel sank.

Watchstanders 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.

The vessel owner reported there were four people aboard, and there were no answers on the vessel’s satellite phone.

CG search operations

The 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 missing vessel.

Upon arrival to the vessel’s last known position, Coast Guard crews discovered debris and an empty life raft, the Coast Guard reported.

The 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

The Emmy Rose is homeported in Portland, Maine.

Involved in the search are:

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft

Coast Guard Station Provincetown 47-foot Motor Life Boat

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, homeported in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo, a 110-foot Patrol Boat, homeported in Gloucester, Massachusetts

 

The search will continue overnight Monday into Tuesday.

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