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Coast Guard rescue 3 fishermen 72 nm southeast of​ Montauk, New York

Coast Guard rescue 3 fishermen 72 nm southeast of​ Montauk, New York
Archive image: A rescue swimmer from Air Station Cape Cod drops into the water from an MH-60 Jayhawk during a SAR demonstration in Boston Harbor, June 21, 2019.
The demonstration was part of Missions Day, an all-day event held at Coast Guard Base Boston for more than 50 delegates from Washington, D.C.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Hupp.

NEW YORK​ —​ The Coast Guard crews rescue three fishermen 72 nautical miles​ southeast of Montauk, New York, Sunday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a VHF​ radio call at approximately 9:30 p.m., Sunday, from the 44-foot​ commercial fishing vessel Nite Nurse crew, reporting that the vessel​ was taking on water and sinking.

The Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew, a HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane aircrew, and Coast Guard Cutter​ Kingfisher to the scene.

The Nite Nurse crew was advised to don life jackets and ensure they had an​ Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) with them prior to​ abandoning ship into their life raft.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescue three fishermen 72 nautical miles southeast of Montauk, New York, June 27, 2021.
The crew of the 44-foot commercial fishing vessel Nite Nurse contacted the Coast Guard stating their vessel was taking on water and sinking.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall.

The rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and located the life raft. All​ three fishermen were safely hoisted into the Jayhawk and​ transported to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, where emergency​ medical services (EMS) personnel were waiting.

“This case was a success because these mariners did everything​ professional mariners should do to be found,” said Lt. Banning​ Lobmeyer, the HC-144 Ocean Sentry pilot who flew on this case. “They​ reported the problem early which led to a quicker response time from​ our crews. They stayed with their boat as long as possible before​ getting into their life raft, took and used flares and an EPIRB, and​ they were dressed appropriately in survival suits.”


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