The Coast Guard has suspended its active search at 5:28 p.m. Monday, September 16, for a 55’ fishing vessel reportedly taking on water with 2 people aboard in the vicinity of Mount Desert Rock, Maine.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a report via VHF channel 16 of a vessel reportedly taking on water 9 miles northeast of Mount Desert Rock, Maine at 6:41 p.m. Sunday.

The search covered an area of nearly 2,000 square miles and included shoreline searches of surrounding islands.

Searching were crews from:

  • Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor, Maine,
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island
  • Maine Marine Patrol


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