A Rockland, Maine-based fishing vessel sank Tuesday several hours after the fishermen aboard called for help. Plan B, an 81-foot boat, reported taking on water around 7:20 a.m. about nine miles east of Kennebunkport, according to the Coast Guard.
The vessel's pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding and the two fishermen aboard said they were putting on survival suits.
"They thought it was going down a lot quicker than it was," said Lt. Nick Barrow of the Coast Guard's South Portland office.
Cameran Lee, a smaller lobster vessel, responded to the Coast Guard's bulletin for help.