The 45 foot long fishing vessel No Limits sank during a snowstorm off Rockland, Maine. The vessel had suffered water ingress and the three crew on board sent out distress call off Matinicus Island. The Coast Guard tried to contact the No Limits, but their calls went unanswered. The Coast Guard suspected the fishing vessel had sunk and launched a search and rescue operation dispatching a motor lifeboat and Jayhawk helicopter to the last known position. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and were alerted by a flare from a single life raft. The helicopter crew found there was just the captain of the No Limits in the raft. The Coast Guard hoisted him aboard and later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The two crew from the No Limits were still reported missing. The Coast Guard continued search and rescue operations. Covering some 130 square miles, the search for the missing men continued through out the night until the next day when operations suspended.