Search continues for 2 overdue fishermen north of Provincetown, Mass.

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard News
BOSTON –The search for two missing fishermen north of Provincetown, Mass., continued throughout the night Monday and is continuing Tuesday.

The Coast Guard Cutters Spencer, Flyingfish and Sanibel continued searching Monday night, and all search efforts have covered more that 360 square miles and have continued for more than 24 hours.

The Spencer and Sanibel will remain on scene today and the Coast Guard Cutter Bainbridge Island is relieving the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HU-25 Falcon jet remain in standby until weather subsides.

Missing is 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 fishing vessel 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.

Weather conditions on scene are 8-10 foot seas, 15-20 knot winds and less than one mile visibility.

Anyone with information is requested to call Coast Guard Sector Boston at 617-223-3201 or via radio on VHF channel 16.

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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