The U.S. Coast Guard says a fishing vessel off the coast of Montauk was abandoned last Tuesday after the ship began to take on water.
At least four crew members were rescued from the 75 foot Johanna Lenore vessel from Point Judith, Rhode Island by Coast Guard helicopters. The doomed ship began to take on water at around 2:30 p.m., at which point the USCG was beckoned. They tried to help pump some of the water out of the ship, but any and all efforts to save the boat failed.
There was high wind reported out at sea that day, but it is still unclear as to why the boat began to sink.