Two Deer Isle fishermen missing

Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in News

Two Deer Isle fishermen missing

This is a photo of the missing vessel.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard, Gloucester or Provincetown stations.

DEER ISLE -- Two Deer Isle fishermen have been missing, together with their vessel, Foxy Lady II, a 45-foot scallop fishing boat homeported in Gloucester, Mass. 

On the boat are Capt. Wallace 'Chubby' Gray Jr., age 25, and Wayne Young, age 50.  The Coast Guard reported a call on Monday morning from Gray's girlfriend, who said that the boat had not returned as planned Saturday night.  The boat had left harbor on Saturday morning.  It was last heard from about 15 miles north of Provincetown, Mass.

Cutters searched Monday night and Tuesday, covering more than 360 square miles.  Conditions where the boat was last known to be were rough on Tuesday morning, with 8 - 10 ft. seas, low visibility, and gales up to 20 knots.  A small craft advisory was issued for the region.

When conditions permit, the Coast Guard says it will send up a helicopter and search plane.

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