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Northern Edge New Bedford, MA

Vessel Details


At 4:44 p.m. on December 20, 2004, the Coast Guard received an emergency beacon signal from the fishing vessel Northern Edge, followed by a mayday call reporting that the boat had overturned and was sinking. A few minutes later, the Diane Marie, fishing nearby, radioed the Coast Guard to report the sinking. The Diane Marie later rescued Pedro Furtado, a Northern Edge crew member who had escaped to the life raft. Coast Guard helicopters searched the area but had mechanical problems because of the extreme cold. Several Falcon jets joined the search, along with the Coast Guard cutters Escanaba and Tybee. The search ended on December 22 without finding the other five crew members: Captain Carlos Lopes, Glen Crowley, Raymond Richards, Juan Flores, and Eric Guillen.

Name Age
Eric Guillen 25
Juan Flores 43
Raymond Richards 38
Glen Crowley 45
Carlos Lopes 48

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Ship Builder: Canaveral Shipbuilding Corp.
  • Owner: K & R Fishing Enterprises, Inc.
  • Previous Owners:
  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • USCG Doc. No.: 607574
  • IMO Number: 7934169
  • Call Sign: WQZ3265
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  • Length (ft): 75.7 ft.
  • Hull Depth (ft): 12.4 ft.
  • Hull Breadth (ft): 22.2 ft.
  • Gross Tonnage: 153
  • Net Tonnage: 104