Coast Guard searching for 4 people after Maine-based fishing vessel sinks off coast of Massachusetts – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

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

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — The United States Coast Guard is searching for four people after a Portland-based fishing vessel sank early Monday morning.

The search is underway about 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, MA, for the 82-foot Emmy Rose.

The Coast Guard was alerted to a problem by an emergency radio beacon that goes off when wet. That beacon was triggered around 1 a.m at the First District Coast Guard Command Center in Boston.

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

Searching are crews from:

  • 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

As of 9 a.m., NEWS CENTER Maine’s Ryan Breton said the temperatures in the waters off Provincetown are in the low 50s. According to the Coast Guard, the weather on scene is 30-knot winds with 6-to-8-foot seas.

A number of Tweets this morning expressed best wishes for the crew of the Emmy Rose and their families.

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NEWS CENTER Maine will continue to update this story

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