Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman south of Montauk, NY

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft

USCG File Photo

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday evening for a missing person who was last seen aboard a fishing vessel 25 miles south of Montauk, New York.

Missing is a 55-year old crewmember from the fishing vessel Miss Shauna who was last seen at 4:00 p.m., Monday, and was not wearing a life jacket at the time.

For approximately 28-hours, a number of Coast Guard units, as well as several fishing vessels, ran 22-search patterns and covered an area over 4,200 square miles.

Assets involved in the search were:

  • A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Montauk
  • A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock
  • An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane from Air Station Cape Cod
  • An HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Shrike
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Juniper

Miss Shauna is a fishing vessel based in New Bedford, Mass.

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