Ferry rescues 3 fishermen from Cabot Strait after fishing boat fire

Three people are safe after being plucked from the waters of the Cabot Strait Monday night by a Newfoundland-bound ferry after their fishing vessel caught fire and later sank. The captain and two crew of the fishing vessel Sulian, which is owned by We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton, had set out to fish red fish, according to We’koqmaq Chief Rod Googoo. At about 10 p.m., the Canadian military’s rescue co-ordination centre contacted the MV Leif Ericson, a Marine Atlantic Ferry en route from North Sydney, N.S., to Port aux Basques, N.L. >click to read<10:52

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