Coast Guard Searches for Missing Fishing Boat off Georgia Coast

October 21, 2023
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🚢 The Gist: The Coast Guard is on the lookout for a 31-foot fishing vessel, Carol Anne, that has gone overdue 80 miles offshore Brunswick, Georgia. The crew of three was last in contact six days ago.

🤔 Why It Matters: The search intensifies concerns about maritime safety and the well-being of the missing crew, especially given the lapse in communication.

What’s Happening:

  • Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a report from the vessel’s owner, who is growing increasingly concerned.
  • Attempts to contact the vessel via VHF-FM channel 16 have been unsuccessful.

🔍 Between the Lines:

  • An urgent marine information broadcast has been issued.
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 aircraft has been deployed for the search.

🏃 Catch Up Quick:

  • The vessel was supposed to return on Wednesday but didn’t.
  • Anyone with information should contact Sector Charleston at 843-740-7050.

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