Coast Guard responds to reported sunken vessel in Sandy Hook Channel

25-Foot Defender Class Boat (RB-S and RB-S II)NEW YORK – Coast Guard crews are responding to the reported sinking of a fishing vessel in Sandy Hook Channel, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New York command center watchstanders were notified that a 40-foot steel fishing trawler had begun taking on water at 4:30 p.m. and sank shortly after.

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook launched two rescue boatcrews to search for the sunken vessel.

Other local agencies involved with the search included:

  • New Jersey State Police
  • NYPD
  • FDNY
  • NYPD Aviation

NYPD is conducting a side scan sonar search to get a definitive location of the sunken vessel.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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