Police Dive Team Enters the Lady of Grace

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Divers from the Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery Unit and a private salvage company recovered one body from the sunken fishing vessel Lady of Grace on Wednesday. The body has not yet been positively identified. Crewmembers Rogerio Ventura, Mario Farinhas and Joao Silva went missing after the Lady of Grace sank on January 26. The body of Mr. Antonio Barroqueiro, 50, was recovered from the fishing vessel’s pilot house on January 29. The State Police Dive Team conducted a thorough search of all accessible spaces. The whereabouts of the two remaining missing crewmembers is unknown.

The salvage vessel Andy Lynn VI, hired by the owner of Lady of Grace, as well as a 41- foot State Police vessel participated in the operation. A 41-foot patrol boat crew from Coast Guard Station Brant Point enforced a safety zone around the dive location.

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