U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Missing Vessel Caught in Storm East of Port Canaveral

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distress call came in at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing vessel in the waters east of Port Canaveral. According to a release from the USCG, the organization’s command center in Jacksonville received a distress call at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon stating that the vessel was caught in a storm and needed help.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing vessel in the waters east of Port Canaveral.

According to a release from the USCG, the organization’s command center in Jacksonville received a distress call at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon stating that the vessel was caught in a storm and needed help.

When the USCG received the call, they say an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a 45-foot response boat-medium from Port Canaveral began searching. They add that an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft also launched from Miami to help as well.

Those with information that can help with the search are asked to contact the Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders at 904-714-7555.

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