Coast Guard Ends Search for Possible Vessel in Distress


The Coast Guard has suspended the active search, pending further developments, for a possible vessel in distress in Casco Bay, Maine, at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Coast Guard crews searched more than 520 square nautical miles with no sign of a vessel in distress.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, in Portland, Maine, received a mayday call at approximately 4:40 p.m., Saturday from an unknown source. Radio direction-finding equipment indicated the call was made from a position in Casco Bay, approximately one mile east of Jewell Island, Maine.

Searching were crews from: