4 Rescued as Fishing Vessel Sinks off Martha’s Vineyard

On Sunday, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a Mayday call from the 75-foot fishing vessel Rebecca Mary, which was taking on water 40 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.

In response, the Coast Guard launched 47-foot motor lifeboats from USCG Station Menemsha and Station Brant Point, and a HH-60 helicopter from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. The helicopter was able to safely hoist all four persons from the vessel, which later sank. The cause of the sinking is being investigated.