Coast Guard Suspends Search for Crew of Lady Luck

BOSTON – The Coast Guard suspended the search at 5:34 p.m. today for the two crewmen of Lady Luck, a Newburyport, Mass. based fishing vessel that has been missing since about early Thursday morning.

The crew of the 52-foot commercial fishing vessel is identified as Sean Cone, 24, of North Andover, Mass. and Dan Miller, 21, of North Hampton N.H.

“To suspend a search is one of the toughest decisions to make.” said Rear Adm. Tim Sullivan, Commander, First Coast Guard District. “We grieve with the families of the Lady Luck’s crew and with New England’s fishing community. This second tragic loss in so short a time renews our commitment to work with the fishing community and our federal and state partners to identify and remove the hazards that imperil our fishermen.”

The Coast Guard ultimately conducted 27 searches covering more than 8140 square miles. Assets throughout the search included a Canadian Coast Guard Comorant helicopter from Halifax, a P-3 Navy fixed-wing helicopter from Brunswick, Maine, Coast Guard Cutters Seneca and Flyingfish from Boston, Mass., cutter Marcus Hanna from South Portland, Maine, HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from Air Stations Elizabeth City, N.C. and Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City and HU-25 Falcon Jets from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. and local fisherman.

The Coast Guard reminds the New England fishing community that the North Atlantic is a dangerous and unpredictable environment, and to be mindful of the dangers inherent to their work.

Source: USCG D5 Public Affairs

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