Coast Guard Receives False Distress Call a Little Over a Week After Emmy Rose Tragedy
A little over a week after the tragic sinking of the 82-foot fishing vessel Emmy Rose, the Coast Guard is dealing with a suspected hoax.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a mayday transmission through VHF radio channel 16, which is the “internationally recognized hailing and distress frequency.” According to the transmission, a 42-foot fishing vessel was taking on water near Sprucehead, Maine. The crew detailed the situation, stating that the rudder was...
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