January 9, the captain of F/V VINCENZO radioed the New Haven Coast Guard, gave their position as twelve miles south of Shinnecock, Long Island, and reported that the vessel was flooding. Soon after, he radioed again that the two-person crew were in their survival suits and were abandoning ship for their life raft, EPIRB in hand.
The Coast Guard sent out an urgent marine information broadcast. Nearby Good Samaritan F/V RHONDA & DENISE picked up the crew from the life raft, soon transferring the VINZENCO crew to a Coast Guard rescue boat. No one was reported injured.
The Coast Guard noted the captain’s calm demeanor during the emergency.