The 67 foot long fishing vessel Seafarer sank in the Atlantic Ocean near Assateague Island, Maryland. The Seafarer had become disabled and was taken under tow by another fishing vessel. The vessels were proceeding back to port when weather conditions worsen with seas reaching 12 feet and winds up to 40 miles per hour. A short time later the towline snapped and the vessels drifted apart. The Coast Guard received an emergency beacon alert that the Seafarer had sank. Rescue helicopters dispatched to the scene found one crewman on a life raft. The man was lifted to safety and taken to hospital for treatment. He stated that the Seafarer had lost stability and capsized in the severe weather. Two other crewmen were still reported as missing. A search continued but was later suspended.
- CORRECTION: Coast Guard rescues 1, searches for 2 from fishing vessel off Eastern Shore (uscgnews.com)
- Coast Guard: 1 rescued, 2 missing from fishing ship east of Assateague Island (wjla.com)