The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for four fishermen after they think the ship they were in sank at the beginning of Monday. Debris and empty rafts were found, authorities said.
The four men have been announced aboard the Emmy Rose, an 82-foot fishing boat, and the search is 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The Boston Coast Guard was notified of the ship’s emergency radio by about 1 p.m., and calls to his satellite phone remained unanswered. At the Emmy Rose’s last known situation, debris was found along with an empty life raft.
According to the Coast Guard, the search for fishermen continues by helicopter, plane, and boat. The Coast Guard is sharp, staying on the scene all night, the guard said.
The seas were described as 6-8 feet with a wind of 30 knots (about 34 miles / hour).
US Sens. Angus King and Susan Colins, who represent Maine, prayed for the safe return of the fishermen and the first respondents.
Provincetown is located on the farthest northern tip of Cape Cod.
The Coast Guard did not identify the missing fishermen.
Family members of one of the four members told NBC’s affiliate news center, Maine, that if he’s out there, he won’t give up and that they won’t give up hope.