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‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’ fisherman sued for alleged negligence

A former seaman has sued a Newport fisherman who starred in Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” show, alleging that the man was negligent and caused severe injury. Gary Ripka, nicknamed “The Ripper,” owns two boats, and has been fishing Dungeness crab for 37 years, he said. He appeared in the first episode of “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove” in September 2016. Nolan Dean, 25, filed a suit in federal court against Ripka on Dec. 6. Dean claims his arm was broken because Ripka was negligent and his ship wasn’t seaworthy. click here to read the story 22:31

Lobster Fisherman loses hand in lobster boat accident

A 51-year-old lobster fisherman from West Point, P.E.I., remains in hospital in Halifax, following a frightening accident at sea on Saturday that resulted in the loss of his hand. Carol Livingstone said her son Trent was injured when he was trying to haul up some lobster traps that had become stuck in the sand. But the trap line broke and flew up in the air. “Trent put his right hand up to keep it from falling on his head and it wrapped around his hand so tightly,” said Livingstone. Read the rest here 09:38