F/V Lydia and Maya fisherman Martin Gorham – Search has been suspended

100_1239BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman who went overboard from the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya approximately 32 miles southeast of Cape Ann, Mass., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received a report at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday, from the 71-foot fishing vessel Lydia & Maya, homeported in Boston, stating that a 47-year-old male crewmember had gone overboard and they were unable to find him. [email protected]  18:28

I post this with regret – Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman east of Cape Ann – http://fisherynation.com/archives/18434

Report from the Portland Press Herald -Another man on deck jumped in after Martin Gorham, but couldn’t save him in cold, rough conditions. Read more @portlandpress  10:30

  • – Moderator

    I’m sick knowing the anguish these good people are going through, and I pray for this lost fisherman.

  • Mike Love

    Our prayers for Marty, His family and with Chris and all the other searchers, God please help them all.

  • shannon gorham

    Please pray that the recover his body before this nasty weather moves in, my brother was a great fisherman, 30+ years of this worry, now its here

  • Barbara foster

    That’s my son…please god let them find him…moms praying for you..

    • Laurie Tucker

      So very sorry for your loss. Your son was a kind gentle soul, he will be missed by many.

    • Barbara, I will continue praying for your son. If there is anything else I can …. Please let me know.

  • Beverley VanBrocklin

    My heart goes out to all…Marty was a great man!

  • Denise Langella

    My heart is broken knowning that such a wonderful man is gone. Marty was a true man. He touched so many hearts and one was mine. RIP Marty.

  • Jeanine Odlin- White

    Just so very sad for this fisherman’s family, coworkers, captain, and his friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • rob

    The hole created by the loss of this man is immense. So many hearts touched by a good man. The loss is unimaginable.

  • Maria Odlin

    We are heartbroken and praying that the USGC brings Marty home to his family.

  • marty aka(buckweat) was a great guy , family man , and one of the best fisherman ive ever worked with ! my prayers go out to everyone who knew him! you will be missed my friend! prayers also to the captain and crew. rest in piece my friend

  • joseph gorham

    Thank you USCG sector Boston for your tremendous effort. Marty a great man, father and brother. We will all miss you dearly. Love you brother.

  • Kathleen DiMillo-Whittaket

    Going Thur this 13 years my son came home thanks to the USGC.My heart goes out to the family who will be in my prayers.

  • Donna Irish and Hank Harmon

    Mike, Barbara and family. Please know how sorry Hank and I are at your loss. Marty will truly be missed

  • joseph gorham

    Sorry my mind is a bit scrabled today. I want to say thank you to the crew of the Lydia and Maya we know you did all you could to save my brothwrs life. Justin I’m not sure his last name, your actions will mever be forgotten. This man fearlessly jumped into that freezing cold water to try to save my brother life. Thank you again for all your efforts.

    • Justin

      This is Justin Marty’s crew mate he was a great man and I appreciate every moment I had with him I will miss him dearly.

      • shannon gorham

        I would love to talk to you?

      • shannon gorham

        Justin you are a remarkable fearless man!!please contact me if your up to it [email protected]

  • Angela Handy

    To Shannon Gorham, Barbra Foster, all family and Haley and Theresa, Zoi and I (Angi) her mom, will continue to pray for the locating of his body. We never know when God will call us home. If we can do anything don’t hesitate to call us. Haley has our numbers. We’ll come hug you Shannon next time we are in Windham. Love to you all and our hearts really go out to you all. God Bless You All.

  • Tish pralicz

    my heart is filled with sadness and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense why he takes the good ones, yes a whole has been left, miss you already Buckwheat

  • christina

    a great man prayers for strentgh and lots of hugs and love for support to get through this time of anguish…love you Marty

  • Winnie Murdock

    Prayers for peace for Marty and his family. He was a great friend for such a long time. He will be missed by many. “Ain’t that right, Wheat”

  • Penny

    My heart is broken as I look into my best friends eyes, Her love, her husband, the father of her beautiful daughter… and he is not coming home from this trip. This is the worst nightmare for a fisherman’s family and love ones and this is so tragic and sad. Love you Marcia, Justin, Chris and Callie!!

  • Kelly Lord

    My prayers go out to Marty and his extended family. Such a sad, sad day.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Marty’s family..he was a wonderful person and longtime friend…hope they can bring him home. Such a courageous effort by Justin..Steve and Chris…prayers for you all <3

  • Karine Odlin

    Heartfelt condolences to the Gorham family. Sympathy to the crew, captain and friends.

  • STRIPEDBASSHOLE

    Prays and sympathy for the family, friends, and Crew. Blue Skies, calm Seas, and fair Winds. God Bless

  • So, so, sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to all. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • jp kordak

    one love to marty and prayers to his family crewmates and friends. he was one heck of a fisherman.

  • Donna Hastings

    It is such an unbelievable tragedy that we lost my dear daughter Marcia’s husband, Marty. I’m so sorry for the entire Gorham family and my thoughts and prayers are with Marcia, Chris, Justin and Callie.

  • Jimmy Day

    I Just got back from the sea Today,and What a Hole in my Heart hearing about the Loss of a Lifelong Friend of mine,I feel the loss of a (brother) and Friend….R.I.P Marty…Love ya Man !!!

  • wendy . wood

    My son is a commercial fisherman. It is s family members biggest fear that something like this could happen. My thoughts and prayers to the crew and Marty’s family.