Coast Guard, Others, Search for Missing Fishermen

posted by Walt Perkins - 


Coast Guard crews, local agencies, and good Samaritans are searching for two fishermen after their boat sank Monday night about ten miles southeast of Nantucket.

The First Coast Guard District Command received a distress call shortly after 6 p.m. Monday night via an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon from the 69-foot fishing vessel Misty Blue with four crewmembers aboard.

Another fishing boat, the Enterprise, was in the area and was able to rescue two of the crewmembers. They were transferred to Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead. The search continues for the other two crewmembers.

The Misty Blue was homeported out of New Bedford. The cause of the sinking is under investigation.

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