2009The fishing vessel Patriot sunk and her crew was lost.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

The Patriot foundered 14 miles off the coast of Gloucester on January 3, 2009 with the loss of 2 crew members.
The loss of the Patriot brought about governmental change to the way the Coast Guard operates, as it took them two and a half hours to locate the vessel after the call for help was sounded.

Gloucester Daily Times. "2 local fishermen dead in sinking of 'The Patriot.'" January 3, 2009. Gaines, Richard. "What took so long? Coast Guard didn't send help to Patriot for nearly 2 1/2 hours." Gloucester Daily Times. January 7, 2009,
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