Crew of Atlantic Charger Safe After Vessel Takes on Water Near Frobisher Bay

The well-known Newfoundland-based fishing vessel Atlantic Charger ran into trouble Monday and started taking on water off Resolution Island, near Frobisher Bay.

The crew of nine abandoned ship and took to a life raft and were later picked up by the Danish ship FV Paamiut, the Canadian military’s Joint Task Force Atlantic reported.

Resolution Island lies at the mouth of Frobisher Bay, about 300 kilometres southeast of Iqaluit. Initial reports from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre put the ship about 140 kilometres northeast of Resolution Island, approximately 400 kilometres from Iqaluit.

Atlantic Charger owner Brad Watkins, who was not on the boat at the time, told the CBC his vessel had not gone down but was partially submerged.

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