Sailing vessel Raw Faith sinks

BOSTON - A mast of the 88-foot sailing vessel Raw Faith protrudes from the water as the boat sinks in approximately 6,000 feet of water about166 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Mass., Wed., Dec. 8, 2010. The crew of the Kittery, Maine, Coast Guard Cutter Reliance remained on scene until the vessel sank. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Reliance crew. BOSTON — The 88-foot sailing vessel Raw Faith sank in approximately 6,000 feet of water about 166 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., Wed., Dec. 8, 2010.

The two-person crew of the Raw Faith was rescued around 2:20 p.m., Tues., by a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew.

The boat is not considered a hazard to navigation and due to water depth, there is no plan for salvage.

Currently there have been no reports of pollution.

An over flight of the area is scheduled for later today by Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews to ensure there is no pollution. There were four five-gallon gas cans and two gallons of diesel fuel on board.

The Raw Faith departed Salem, Mass., en route to Bermuda when it became disabled off the coast of Nantucket.

Previous stories on the Raw Fish case can be read here and here.

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