Two Fishermen Are Missing off the Coast of Nantucket
The Coast Guard is searching for two crew members from the Misty Blue.
The Coast Guard is still actively searching for two fishermen who were aboard a 69-foot vessel when it sank 10 miles southeast of Nantucket on Monday night.
According to a Coast Guard news release, at roughly 6:10 p.m., the district command center received a distress call regarding the Misty Blue, a fishing boat carrying four crewmembers. The Enterprise, which was nearby when the emergency signal came, successfully rescued two of the people on board, who were then transferred to a Coast Guard patrol boat.
Local agencies and volunteers are also aiding the Coast Guard in its search. The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department and the Dennis Fire Department have lent their services, which are reinforced by various patrol boats, fishing vessels, and aircrafts.
The Coast Guard said that the sinking of the New Bedford-based Misty Blue is still under investigation. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Andrew Barresi told the Boston Globe that the agency is “saturating that area with as many assets as [it] can.”
In 2015, the Coast Guard helped free the Misty Blue and its three-person crew from ice in Quicks Hole Passage, according to CBS Boston. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association reports the water temperature in Nantucket Sound was 47.1 degrees at roughly 6 p.m. Monday night.