GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

December 17, 2012

Update: Coast Guard continues to search for overdue fishing vessel

By Times Staff
Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Editors note: This is corrected version of the story. The original misreported Wally Gray's age.

 

BOSTON — The Coast Guard continues to search for the scalloper Foxy Lady II after it was reported overdue Monday, at approximately 8 a.m.

Missing is the 25-year-old captain, Wally Gray, and a 50-year-old crewman aboard the 45-foot fishing vessel, homeported in Gloucester. The vessel's registered owner is Wallace Gray, doing business as Foxy Lady Inc. of Deer Isle, Maine. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston were notified at 8:05 a.m. Monday by the captain's girlfriend reporting that the fishing vessel had not returned as planned Saturday night, and the last time she had spoken with him Saturday between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m. via text messages. The Foxy Lady II crew had departed Saturday morning.

The last known location of the Foxy Lady II is approximately 15 miles north of Provincetown, Mass.

Searching are crewmembers from:

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. (MH-60J rescue helicopter) Coast Guard Station Point Allerton Coast Guard Station Gloucester Coast Guard Station Boston Coast Guard Station Provincetown Coast Guard Cutter Spencer

Anyone with information is requested to call Coast Guard Sector Boston at 617-223-3201 or via radio on VHF channel 16.

As America's maritime responder, the Coast Guard is the search and rescue mission coordinator for overdue boater cases, collaborating with federal, state and local partners. In an average year, the Coast Guard responds to more than 100 overdue cases in the Northeast.