Coast Guard responds to sinking fishing boat near Monroe Island, Maine

Coast Guard responds to sinking fishing boat near Monroe Island, Maine
BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to a sinking 35-foot fishing boat off the coast of Monroe Island, Maine, today. At about 9 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland, Maine, received a call on VHF channel 16 from a crewmember aboard Loretta, homeported in Matinicus Island, that the boat was taking on water south of Monroe Island. Minutes later, the crew had abandoned...