Coast Guard rescue crews, the Scarborough Marine Patrol and Good Samaritans successfully worked together to rescue 3 mariners near Biddeford Pool, Maine, on Monday, January 3.
Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a distress call via VHF Channel 16 at approximately 1:40 p.m. from the Misty Dawn II, a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel, stating that the boat had run aground in the vicinity of Biddeford Pool with 3 persons onboard. The mariners reported that they were donning survival suits before communications were lost.
A Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat crew, the Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island, an HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew and local agencies were directed to the last known location of the Misty Dawn. The Scarborough Marine Patrol arrived on scene at approximately 2:00 p.m. and transferred the mariners from the sinking vessel to the fishing vessel Titan, which was in the general vicinity. The rescued mariners were reported to be in good condition.
Coast Guard investigators are working with the owners of the Misty Dawn to create a salvage plan.
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