The Massachusetts State Police Dive Team today assisted the US Coast Guard and other agencies in the search for the clam harvesting vessel Misty Blue approximately 10 miles off Nantucket.
Troopers deployed side scan sonar today. Through the use of that sonar search teams located a large object underwater believed to be the vessel. Weather and ocean conditions prevented troopers from diving onto the target. Conditions tomorrow are expected to be similar and will preclude diving. The current plan is for State Police divers to return to that area on Thursday and dive onto the target detected by sonar to confirm whether it is the vessel and assist further as needed.
No further information will be released by State Police tonight.