On November 1, the fishing vessel Rockland Gulf ran aground near Jameson Point, Rockland, Maine. The lobster boat had broken free of its mooring and drifted ashore. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The vessel was expected to be refloated on a high tide. Authorities asked the owner to remove all fuel and oil off the vessel to avoid any potential release of pollution.
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.
The 50 foot long fishing vessel Tiger Shark sank near Thunder Hole, Maine. The fishing boat had sprung a leak when a hull plank let go while in Acadia National Park. The captain, who was the only person on board, sent out a distress call and was rescued by another vessel. The Tiger Shark would drift onto the rocks near Thunder Hole. No reports of injuries. The Tiger Shark sustained significant damage the following night. Authorities had a salvage company remove the fuel and batteries from the fishing vessel to minimize the pollution released. The Coast Guard has started an investigation into the incident.