Daily Archives: October 3, 2021

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel with 2 onboard taking on water 15 miles off South Padre Island

The Coast Guard assisted two mariners aboard a fishing vessel taking on water off South Padre Island, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a mayday call relayed by personnel aboard the F/V Promised Land at 12:20 a.m. that the F/V Salvador R was taking on water with two crewmen aboard approximately 15 miles offshore. >click to read< 16:28

Oil spill off Southern California

At least 126,000 gallons of oil spilled into the waters off Orange County, according to a statement from the city of Huntington Beach. The oil created a miles-wide sheen in the ocean and washed ashore in sticky, black globules along with dead birds and fish. Crews led by the U.S. Coast Guard deployed skimmers and floating barriers known as booms to try to stop further incursion into the wetlands and the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Photos, >click to read< 13:55

‘Deadliest Catch’ teaches us everything we need to know about life

It has existed through four presidential administrations, two American-led wars, deaths of crew members and Captain Phil Harris, overhauls to U.S. fishing regulations, and a global pandemic, which was the focus of the story line that concluded on September 21.,, After watching all 155 episodes, I found that what some call formula I call a meditation on life’s biggest challenges. Want to get in shape? Lift and throw heavy lines (strength), run in short bursts across the deck (cardio), and sort crab (calisthenics). Need to make money? Do your research, get the best team together you can, and hustle. Falling in love? Keep your eyes on the horizon and enjoy the swells. >click to read< 12:19

Struggling fisherman’s staggering $1.7 million find

Narong Phetcharaj, who normally only earns a few hundred dollars a month, was returning to shore when he saw a strange object being pushed by currents in Surat Thani province’s Niyom beach on Monday. Curious, he went to the mysterious object and realized it could be valuable whale vomit he had seen on television before as it had the same waxy texture and appearance. The fisherman later took the 30-kilogram object to experts at the Prince of Songkla University to have it tested,,, It could now be worth as much as US$1.25 million,,, “I’m so excited I don’t know what to do. I plan to sell the ambergris as I’ve already received a certificate to prove that it’s real,” Narong said. “If I can get a good price, I’ll retire from working as a fisherman and throw a party for my friends.” >click to read< 08:03