NEW YORK — The search for a man overboard on the New Bedford-based fishing vessel Miss Shauna continued for a second day Tuesday off Long Island, the Coast Guard said through spokesman Petty Officer Steve Strohmeier.
As of 9 p.m. Tuesday four Coast Guard units continued to search the Atlantic, with the help of some nearby fishing boats, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
The unidentified 55-year-old man went overboard Monday afternoon when the boat was about 25 miles south of Montauk, New York. The crew member was last seen at 4 p.m., and according to the Coast Guard he was not wearing a life jacket. He was reported missing a half-hour later, The East Hampton Star reported.
The crew member did not report for watch, could not be found on the Miss Shauna, and was presumed overboard, the star reported.
The search was being coordinated from the sea and air and Coast Guard vessels, private fishing boats and Coast Guard aircraft taking part.
The Miss Shauna is a 51-foot vessel owned by Miss Shauna LLC, with an address on Cape Street in New Bedford’s waterfront, with Paul Weckesser listed as manager.
No one answered the phone at Weckesser’s office or Acushnet home on Tuesday afternoon.
The Coast Guard deployed a number of assets in the search for the crewmember. They include a 470-foot motor lifeboat from station Montauk; a second one from Station Shinnecock; an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod; an HC-144 Ocean Sentry plan from Air Station Cape Cod; an HC Hercules plane from Air Station Elizabeth City; the Coast Guard Cutter Shrike; and the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper.
Several commercial fishing boats are involved in the search, the Guast Guard said.
According to the Coast Guard the Miss Shauna has been in trouble before with five routine incidents of equipment failure since 2002. Most recently, the Miss Shauna had to be pumped out and towed to port after taking on water.
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