Daily Archives: September 6, 2021

Boats Become Homes after Hurricane Ida

Shrimp boats that line the bayou are damaged but still afloat after Hurricane Ida. “Oh, we have Lowrance, plotters, GPS…”, says Carey Chauvin. The major hurricane force winds completely destroyed homes in bayou towns like Chauvin. Now residents are forced to seek shelter elsewhere until they are able to rebuild. Growing up we endured every storm on this boat. Named after my mom, the F/V Lady Melissa. Photos, Video >click to watch< 18:49

New Brunswick: 4 rescued from sinking herring boat off Miscou

Herring fisherman Steven Hughes was the first person to arrive at the scene. He said he and his crew were alerted around 05:00 that a boat was taking on water. “There was water over the engines and the engine stalled, so they had no more power for it to advance,” he said. “The water was coming up to the battery, so basically their radio, stuff like that, there was a time limit on that usage.” Hughes said they then called the coast guard and decided to tow the boat. >click to read< 17:41

‘If we hadn’t cut the nets we would have gone down’

One spring day in 2015, Paul Murphy was out fishing for langoustines in the Irish Sea on his trawler, the Karen. The weather was good, the sea calm, and when the Karen suddenly shuddered to a violent halt, he thought its nets had simply snagged the seabed. Then, to his horror, the ship was dragged backwards at high speed as if the nets had caught some monster of the deep. Murphy quit fishing in the wake of the incident, hoping to put it behind him. But it all came back last week when he and his wife chanced to watch Vigil, the new BBC murder-mystery drama set on one of Britain’s Trident-armed nuclear submarines,>click to read< ,, April 16, 2015, Irish Trawler Karen dragged backwards, by submarine – Ardglass-based trawler Karen was almost 20 miles off the coast on Wednesday at around 4.20pm when skipper Paul Murphy discovered that his nets had been snagged and it was being dragged. “It happened that quickly, we kept our heads, we kept calm, the crew were straight to the winch to release the wires, so we knew what we had to do. >click to read< 14:44

Small Fishing Vessel Code enters into force – Updated vessel inspection requirement

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Code of Practice for Small Fishing Vessels now includes a requirement for fishing boats to be inspected both in and out of the water every five years. Previously, the requirement was only for fishing boats to be inspected in the water when first joining the UK Ship Register and after that inspected either in or out of the water once every five years. Between 2012-2020 there were 52 fishing fatalities which translates to a figure of 50 fishermen in every 100,000 losing their lives at work. There are about 12,000 fishermen and 5,400 fishing vessels in the UK fleet. >click to read<12:39

Hurricane Ida: Coast Guard Probing 350 Reports of Oil Spills in the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said it was probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida’s 150 mile per hour winds wreaked havoc on offshore oil production platforms and onshore oil and gas processing plants. About 88% of the region’s offshore oil production remains shut and more than 100 platforms unoccupied after the storm made landfall Aug. 29. The Coast Guard has been conducting flyovers,,, Flights on Sunday found evidence of a new leak from an offshore well and reported another leak responsible for a miles-long streak of oil was no longer active. >click to read< The U.S. Coast Guard is working with Houston-based oil company Talos Energy to respond to a large spill off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. >click to read< 10:04

Fisherman Catches Rare One-in-two Million Blue Lobster

Catching a rare blue lobster is the chances of which are said to be two-million-to-one. The 47 year old fisherman Ricky Greenhowe, engaged in fishing since he was a teenager but he didn’t find such rare blue lobster before and said it was his first such find. After he caught the lobster he had to pinch himself that he had found a rare blue lobster. After he caught the rare lobster he has decided not to sell it but would offer the lobster to an aquarium or put it back in the sea. >click to read< 08:50