UPDATED: Vessel Safe in Yarmouth Harbor – Pump dropped to fishing boat taking on water off Yarmouth

A Hercules aircraft has dropped a pump to a 13-metre fishing vessel taking on water off Yarmouth, N.S., and the situation is “stable,” according to the military’s Joint Task Force Atlantic. Canadian Navy Lt. Len Hickey said a call to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre came in around 8:30 a.m. AT about the fishing vessel Tide ‘N Knots taking on water about 32 kilometres off the coast. The Hercules, along with a Cormorant helicopter and several Canadian Coast Guard vessels have been dispatched to the scene to help. There’s no word on how many people are on the vessel or whether anyone has been injured, though Hickey underscored the situation is “stable.” Read the rest here.  Another report confirms there are five fishermen aboard. Read that here 15:00

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