Updated: Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing men off Cape Cod

(l-r) Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, Mario Fialho

(l-r) Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, Mario Fialho

CAPE COD –The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for the three missing boaters in Cape Cod Bay after covering 3,879 nautical miles and exhausting all search efforts.

Initially, a friend of the boaters reported to Coast Guard Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 7 p.m. that Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, and Mario Fialho were supposed to come back from their fishing trip around 2 p.m. Their truck and trailer was still parked at Sandwich Marina, but they had not returned.

“It hits home anytime we are unable to find mariners who need help,” said Capt. Richard Schultz, commander of Sector Southeastern New England. “Search and Rescue resides deep in the fabric of who we are as Coast Guardsmen, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends whose loved ones are missing.”

The Coast Guard and local government agencies searched from Sandwich to Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Search assets included:
Coast Guard Station Provincetown
Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal
Coast Guard Station Chatham
Air Station Cape Cod
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, homeported in Newport, Rhode Island
Army Corps of engineers – Cape Cod Canal
Eastham Police Department
Eastham Fire Department
Sandwich Fire Department
Barnstable Fire Department
Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts Environmental Police
Provincetown Police Department
Barnestable County Sheriff
Dennis Harbormaster
TowboatUS – Plymouth

Previous story: The Coast Guard is searching for three missing men aboard the Dad Sea Cave, a 23-foot Wellcraft, in Cape Cod Bay Tuesday after the vessel failed to return home when scheduled.

A friend of the crew reported to Coast Guard Southeastern New England watchstanders at about 7 p.m. that Carlos Amaral, Dylan Amaral, and Mario Fialho were supposed to come back from their fishing trip around 2 p.m., but have not returned. Their truck and trailer is still parked at Sandwich Marina.

A 45-foot response boat crew from Station Cape Cod Canal, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Provicetown, and a HC-144 air crew from Air Station Cape Cod launched to search the Cape Cod Bay area from Sandwich to Provicetown.

Anyone with information about the missing crew is urged to contact Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England command center at 508-457-3211.

Media release and photo furnished by U.S. Coast Guard



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