Monday, 16 September 2013 17:50

UPDATE: Coast Suspends Search for Vessel Near Mount Desert Rock

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UPDATE: Coast Suspends Search for Vessel Near Mount Desert Rock

MOUNT DESERT ROCK - The Coast Guard has suspended its active search just before 5:30 p.m. Monday for a 55-foot fishing vessel reportedly taking on water with two people aboard in the vicinity of Mount Desert Rock, Maine.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a mayday call Sunday night of a vessel reportedly taking on water nine miles northeast of Mount Desert Rock, Maine at 6:41 p.m. Sunday.

The search covered an area of nearly 2,000 square miles and included shoreline searches of surrounding islands.


No word on the name of the vessel or if anyone has been reported missing.


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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.

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