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 ...
Building a Better Future – Part II
Last month we told you about a remarkable fisherman from Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. Leonard LeBlanc has worked tirelessly to make the fishing industry as progressive as possible. Leonard has retired from the fishing boat now but his work with various associations continues. Improving safety in the fishing industry has been a large part of Leonard’s raison d'être for a long time. An accident that claimed the life of his young son had a lot to do with that role.
This is Part II of Building a ...
New Life for Bay de Verde
Plant Reconstruction Underway and Fisheries Infrastructure Improvements Coming
What a difference a few months can make.
The mood in the northern Avalon Peninsula community of Bay de Verde has gone from devastation to one of jubilation and hope.
An April 11 fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community, impacting the employment of about 700 workers.
But recent announcements by the company and the federal government ...
Dorset Fisheries Plant Totally Destroyed by Fire
Another Newfoundland fish plant has been lost to fire.
The Dorset Fisheries plant in Norman's Cove-Long Cove, Trinity Bay burned to the ground Thursday night, totally destroying the facility that was employing about 70 people processing capelin.
CBC is reporting that a transformer near the fish plant caught fire at around 9 p.m. and within minutes spread through the building.
Firefighters from five different communities worked throughout the night but were unable to save the structure, ...
Quinlan’s Commits to be Processing Crab in Bay de Verde by Spring 2017
It has been three months since a fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community and impacting the employment of about 700 workers.
On July 13, the company said during that period, it had worked with snow crab producers throughout the province to ensure that fish harvesters were serviced as normal.
“In addition, Independent Fish Harvesters Inc at Brigus and Green Seafoods Limited of Winterton, have accommodated Quinlan ...
Engineering EOI Issued for Bay de Verde Plant
Quinlan Brothers continues to move forward with plans to replace the gutted Bay de Verde fish plant.
One a week after the fish plant burned to the ground, the company has released a second request for expressions of interest – this time for engineering management, planning and design services.
Quinlans is seeking EOIs from qualified engineering firms to assist with the overall planning and management for the layout, design and construction of a new facility. As manufacturing capacity ...
Fire Destroys Major Newfoundland Fish Plant
The owners of a Bay de Verde fish plant that was completely destroyed by an April 11 fire have committed to rebuild in the same community.
Quinlan Brothers’ management officials said the large multi-species plant was fully insured and announced plans are underway to replace the facility that, at peak, employs about 700 workers from all over the province, including temporary foreign workers from Thailand.
In a statement, the company said it is “diligently working to develop plans for ...
Fishing Vessel Catches Fire and Sinks at Cook’s Harbour Wharf
On September 18, 2015 at approximately 7 p.m., St. Anthony RCMP was dispatched to a complaint of a vessel fire at the Cook’s Harbour, N.L. Wharf.
The Cook’s Harbour Fire Department and St. Anthony Fire Department were already on scene when police arrived. The 65-foot Fishing Vessel Sylvialyn II, had caught fire while docked at the wharf at approximately 5:30 p.m. that afternoon.
The vessel was vacant at the time of the fire. Both Fire Departments continued efforts to extinguish the ...