The Coast Guard said an active search for four fishermen who had disappeared since a boat sank off the coast of Massachusetts was suspended Tuesday night, the Coast Guard said.
“It can never be an easy decision to suspend a search,” Coast Guard Captain Wesley Hester said in a statement. “We extend our condolences to the friends and loved ones of these fishermen during this trial period.”
The 82-foot-tall commercial fishing vessel, the Emmy Rose, sank 20 miles off the coast of Provincetown in early Monday, the Coast Guard said.
The Boston Coast Guard received a notification from the ship’s distress party around 1 a.m., the owner called the crew by satellite phone but received no response, and the investigators found debris and an empty raft, but no trace of the men or the ship. said the Coast Guard.
The search involved planes and ships and covered about 2,066 square kilometers, the guard said. Emmy Rose was based in Portland, Maine.