Coast Guard searching for vessel in distress

Coast Guard Cutter IbisPHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching Sunday for a vessel in distress off the shore of New Jersey.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a mayday call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 12:45 p.m. Sunday from the fishing vessel Interlude, stating the vessel was taking on water and heading into port.
The Coast Guard launched an MH-65 dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis and multiple assets from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City to search for the fishing vessel.
Anyone with any information regarding this active search is requested to call Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at 215-271-4940 or on VHF marine radio channel 16.

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