Foxy Lady II wreckage found

Coast Guard confirms wreckage from vessel missing since mid-December
The wreckage of the 45-foot fishing vessel Foxy Lady II has been found by investigators. Photo courtesy USCG.

The United States Coast Guard Friday confirmed the discovery of wreckage from the Foxy Lady II.  The submerged wreckage was found around 11 a.m. Friday.

On December 17, 2012, the Foxy Lady II and her crew of two were reported as overdue to the Coast Guard by the girlfriend of the boat's captain.

Several Coast Guard crews and other agency rescuers searched the water off Provincetown where the Foxy Lady II had last been seen. The search was suspended after two days. The empty life raft came ashore in Saugus. The Foxy Lady II was homeported in Gloucester.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Massachusetts Environmental Police received several reports of fishing vessels becoming tangled in an underwater obstruction while trawling between Provincetown and Cape Ann, according to a USCG release.

The Coast Guard and the MA Environmental Police were able to confirm the obstruction was the Foxy Lady II using underwater cameras and equipment. The Foxy Lady II is located in an area that was searched in December.

The investigation into the vessel and crew's disappearance is ongoing.

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