Tag Archives: CF/V Jill Marie

5 rescued from sinking fishing boat off the coast of Yarmouth

canadian coast guardA Coast Guard ship rescued five people from a fishing boat early Sunday morning after they reported the vessel was sinking 16 nautical miles, or about 30 kilometres, off the coast of Yarmouth, N.S.  A spokesman for Joint Task Force Atlantic says the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax received a mayday distress call from the  around 11:30 Saturday night. Cpt. Cameron Hillier says JRCC Halifax dispatched a Cormorant helicopter and a Hercules aircraft from 14-wing Greenwood to help with the rescue efforts. He says the group was reported safe and sound at around 1:30 a.m. Read the rest here 16:20

Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a Canadian-flagged fishing vessel early Friday morning

uscg-logoCoast Guard rescue crews assisted a Canadian-flagged fishing vessel early Friday morning after it began taking on water near Chandler Bay, Maine. Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine, received a mayday call at 4:28 a.m. from the three-person crew aboard the Jill Marie, indicating their 50-foot vessel struck a rock and was taking on water. Read more here 19:36