BOSTON (AP) – Four Maine fishermen are missing and feared lost at sea off the Massachusetts coast.

The Coast Guard continued the search on Sunday for the missing 46-foot long Candy B-II scallop boat, which was reported missing Friday night after an emergency radio beacon for the boat was activated 50 miles southeast of Nantucket. Coast Guard officials found the radio beacon floating in the water among debris.

On Sunday the Boston Globe identified the men as Captain Howard Crudell of Warren; Ralph “Bubba” Boyington, 34, of Waldoboro; Adrian Randall, 25, of Rockland; and a 17-year-old male.

The officials have yet to find the ship or the fishermen, but they will continue to search by air and by sea, Petty Officer Zach Zubricki said. They searched all day Saturday. A six-person life raft and survival suits were believed to be aboard.

The Candy B-II is based in Waldoboro, Maine and operates out of Provincetown.

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