Coast Guard Says 40-Foot Sailboat Located
A sailboat that placed a distress call off the Maine coast Saturday morning has been located.
The Coast Guard ended a three-day search Monday after the 40-foot boat, Dove, was located safe and sound, nearly 100 miles off the New Jersey coast.
Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a spokeswoman, says a family member renewed a subscription for a GPS interactive messaging device, allowing the Coast Guard to pinpoint the boat’s location and message the crew as the vessel traveled to Florida.
The search began when a woman dialed 911 to make a distress call early Saturday. The Coast Guard determined the call came from a location 20 miles south of Mount Desert Island.
Groll said the Coast Guard wants to interview the crew at its next port of call.