Rockland Harbor in this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo. Credit: Gabor Degre

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard rescued four men after a fishing vessel sank Wednesday off the coast of Rockland.

The four-member crew out of Portland was fishing on the vessel, Aaron & Melissa II, according to a release from the U.S. Coast Guard. Around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, the captain radioed to Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, reporting that the boat was taking on water.

As the vessel began to take on water, crew members put on survival suits and boarded a life raft, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, who was briefed on the matter.

Coast Guard members aboard a helicopter located the raft and sent a swimmer to rescue the men.

The helicopter landed at an airport in Brunswick. From there the men were taken to Mid Coast Hospital. The men are reported to be in good condition, according to the Coast Guard.

When the crew abandoned the vessel, there were 20-foot seas and 30-knot winds. The water temperature was reported to be 50 degrees, according to the release.