Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Possible Missing Vessel, Rescues Fishermen Off Woods Hole

coast guard helicopterWOODS HOLE – A busy Tuesday for local Coast Guard Guard crews ended Wednesday morning when a search for a possible vessel in distress of the Nantucket coast was suspended.

Watchstanders received an apparent emergency transmission from a vessel off the coast of Nantucket Tuesday afternoon. The Coast Guard believes they received a broken mayday call from the sailing vessel Regal Two around 4 p.m. before losing connection with the boat.

A line of bearing received at the time of the transmission placed the search area about 70 miles southwest of Nantucket.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew from Air Station Cape Cod covered about 555 square miles in four hours and 30 minutes before the search was called off Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the Regal Two or its crew is asked to contact the Coast Guard.

Meanwhile, an injured fishermen was rescued by a coast guard crew off the coast of Woods Hole Tuesday night.

The fishermen had injured his hand while working on the 74-foot Ocean Boy, a New Bedford based vessel.

A lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Menemsha medevaced the fishermen near Quicks Hole and brought him to Woods Hole, where he was transferred to emergency personnel.

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