Crew Safe After Fire Onboard OCI Scallop Vessel
Above photo: Courtesy of TSB.
At approximately noon NST, Ocean Choice received notice from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre that the Atlantic Destiny succumbed to damages sustained on the evening of March 2 and the vessel has sunk.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our offshore fishing vessels, we are extremely relieved and thankful that all of our 31 crew members were safely transported ashore and are currently in the process of reuniting with their families ...
Providing No More
“It was totally bizarre.”
That was the way veteran Canso fisherman Billy Bond described it. And, his sentiments, more or less, sum up the feelings of the fishermen and most other people in Canso, Nova Scotia, when talking about the loss of the Fisherman’s Provider II and especially the death of the vessel’s captain, Roger Stoddard.
Owned by Fishermen’s Market International Inc., the 43-foot fibreglass fishing vessel was docked at the company’s wharf in Canso, located on the ...
MFU Executive Secretary Dies in Traffic Accident
The Executive Secretary of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) was one of two men killed in a Dec. 5 head-on collision on Route 11 in Lower Newcastle, N.B.
Police reported that Christian Brun, 46, of Cormier Village was the driver of a car that collided with a car driven by a 69-year-old man from Miscou, N.B.
Brun was involved in the fishery since 2004, initially as a coordinator during a period of structural change at the Maritime Fishermen's Union and in 2006, he became part of the ...
TSB Releases Report Into Fatal Placentia Bay Fishing Vessel Accident
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is again emphasizing the wide range of safety risks that persist for small fishing vessels.
In its report released Aug. 2, the TSB said that on the evening of June 16, 2015, the small fishing vessel CFV 130214, an open boat with three people on board, was reported overdue from a crab fishing trip in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax initiated a search, and the bodies of all three crew members ...
No Second Chance
Skipper Hubert Blanchard and his fishing crew were anxious to go crab fishing on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Crab catches had been improving that week and the weather forecast called for a fair day, so Hubert was up at daybreak getting things ready.
The 67-year old skipper from Gillams, on the north side of the Bay of Islands on Newfoundland’s west coast, normally fished with a two-man crew, but his older brother Bernie (Bernard) asked Hubert if he could join them that day. Bernie, a ...
A Gillnet Roller Almost Cost Captain Kevin Shaw his Life
It was one of those glorious early September days and the herring were showing up at daybreak aboard the Karla & Brothers, a vessel usually used in the lobster fishery out of the quaint fishing port of Sandford, Nova Scotia.
The village boosts the world’s smallest drawbridge, a tourist attraction. A fish plant is also located on the wharf.
Captain Kevin Shaw and crew, which included his brother Kendall, were fishing on the German Bank, a four-hour sail from Little River Harbour ...
A Nasty Labrador Sea – Part II
Last month we told you about Wade Earle and his fishing partner, Leslie Dumaresque, traveling to their fishing station in a place known as Green Bay, about 18 miles north of their home in Red Bay, Labrador. They left home on Monday morning, June 8, 1987 to spend the week in Green Bay fishing their salmon and lumpfish nets. The weather was fine but a menacing sea near shore in shallow water made things a little uncomfortable on Monday evening, but otherwise things went reasonably well on their ...