BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard mentioned Tuesday it has suspended the search for a person who fell off a fishing vessel southeast of Nantucket late Sunday night time.
The search was suspended after combing 1,444 sq. nautical miles, the Coast Guard mentioned in a tweet.
The fishing vessel Blue Wave out of New Bedford contacted the Coast Guard late Sunday night time when the 36-year-old man didn’t report for his night time watch and couldn’t be discovered on the boat, Petty Officer Ryan Noel mentioned.
The man was not believed to be carrying a life jacket. His identify has not been made public.
The boat was about 70 miles (60 nautical miles) southeast of Nantucket on the time.
Blue Wave is a scalloping vessel with a crew of seven operated by Blue Harvest Fisheries, CEO Keith Decker advised The Standard-Times. The vessel returned to port Tuesday morning, the place crew members will meet with Coast Guard officers.
“We’re simply so saddened and devastated by the lack of one in every of our crewmen, it’s simply one thing that you just don’t anticipate and it’s only a tragedy,” he mentioned.
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