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Fishing captain’s wallet went down with his ship, but was recovered by a trawler 4 years later

Four years ago, Capt. John Allen Baker lost his ship — and his wallet — to the bottom of the North Atlantic. It was Dec. 22, 2013, when the fisherman from Canso, N.S., realized that the Gentle Lady wasn’t going to make it. Its load of sea cucumbers had shifted too quickly, causing the ship to lean over and water to pour onto the deck. Baker and his three crew members darted for a life-raft and watched the ship go down about 130 kilometres off the coast of Sable Island. The Gentle Lady is still lost to the sea, but thanks to another trawler, Baker’s wallet has risen from the depths. click here to read the story 15:01

4 C/FV Gentle Lady fishermen rescued from life raft off Sable Island – C/FV Ocean Concord picked up crew who are all safe

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre with assistance from a fishing vessel has rescued four people from a life raft about 70 nautical miles east of Sable Island. Capt. Peter Ryan, with JRCC, said the call for help came in around 4 a.m. Sunday. Read [email protected]  12:41