Coast Guard crews searching for 55′ fishing vessel taking on water near Mount Desert Rock, Maine

uscg-logoBOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for two people aboard a 55-foot fishing vessel approximately nine miles northeast of Mount Desert Rock, Maine, on Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received notification at 6:41 p.m., via VHF channel 16, of a 55-foot fishing vessel taking on water with two people aboard. Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor, Maine, launched a rescue crew on a 47-foot motor life boat. The Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island has been diverted to assist with the search. Air Station Cape Cod. Mass, launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew. uscgnews  10:29

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England command center at 207-767-0303.