The boat was swamped by high waves in rough waters off Port Mahon east of Dover.
Two Townsend men and a Dover man were rescued Thursday after their boat capsized in the Delaware Bay.
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said the commercial crabbing vessel capsized Thursday afternoon after it was swamped by high waves in rough waters off Port Mahon east of Dover.
The boat’s 34-year-old captain from Townsend and two crew members – a 38-year-old Townsend man and a 50-year-old man from Dover – were located clinging to the overturned crab boat after spending several hours in the water.
All three were rescued by Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company with no injuries reported. The vessel was righted and towed to a dock by the Leipsic Volunteer Fire Company.
In addition to Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers and marine units from the Little Creek and Leipsic fire companies, responders included the Bowers Beach Fire Company marine unit and the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit.