CG Searching for Missing Fishermen off Maine

Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Rockland, ME; Air Station Cape Cod, and the Maine Marine Patrol are searching for three people in the water just south of Sprucehead, #ME after their 42-foot fishing vessel reportedly began taking on water early this morning. The Coast Guard was alerted to the crew in distress after receiving a radio call (see below) in which the sender reported losing a rudder and that his vessel’s pump was unable to keep up with the flooding.

The Coast Guard is requesting help with identifying the missing fishing vessel and crew, and have provided an audio clip of the recording in the hopes that someone will recognize the sender’s voice. If you have any information, please call (207) 741-5422.