1st District Northeast Public Affairs
December 19, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard
Contact: 1st Coast Guard District
Office: (617) 223-8515
Coast Guard suspends search for 2 overdue fishermen north of Provincetown
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has suspended its active search at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday for two fishermen after they were reported overdue Monday.
Missing are the 25-year-old captain and 50-year-old crewman aboard the 45-foot fishing vessel Foxy Lady II, homeported in Gloucester, Mass.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston were notified at 8:05 a.m. Monday by the captain's girlfriend reporting that the two fishermen had not returned as planned on Saturday night, and the last time she had spoken with him was Saturday between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. via text messages. The Foxy Lady II crew had departed Saturday morning.
The last known location of the Foxy Lady II is approximately 15 miles north of Provincetown, Mass.
A life raft belonging to the Foxy Lady II came ashore in Saugus, Mass., Tuesday, with no sign of the fisherman.
Searching were crews from:
- Coast Guard Cutter Spencer
- Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel
- Coast Guard Cutter Bainbridge Island
- Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish
- Coast Guard Station Provincetown
- Coast Guard Station Gloucester
- Coast Guard Station Boston
- Coast Guard Station Point Allerton
- Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 rescue helicopter
- Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HU-25 Falcon jet
Crews searched more than 2,800 square miles with no sign of the fishermen.
Weather conditions on scene were 8-to-10-foot seas, 24-knot winds, air temperature is 42 degrees and water temperature is 47 degrees.
As America's maritime responder, the Coast Guard is the search and rescue mission coordinator for overdue boater cases, collaborating with federal, state and local partners. In an average year, the Coast Guard responds to more than 100 overdue cases in the Northeast.
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