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Inside the F/V Saputi: Crew member’s video shows waterlogged vessel

jonathon-larkhamPhotos and video from a man rescued from the fishing vessel Saputi show the extent of the damage inside the ship and the dire situation that the crew had faced in the Davis Strait last week. While fishing for turbot and shrimp on Feb. 23, the Saputi began taking on water after striking ice, causing the hull to open up. A Hercules aircraft from 413 squadron dropped off four extra pumps to remove water from the vessel, while another Hercules monitored the Saputi as it travelled to Greenland. Watch the video, Read the rest here 08:53

Labrador crew maintain their smiles despite heavily damaged Arctic vessel

The crew of a fishing vessel that ran into trouble in the Davis Strait is being praised for its quick thinking. “There was a few tense moments definitely on the ship,” said Maj. Rhonda Stephens of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax.  The F/V Saputi was fishing for turbot Sunday night when it ran into a piece of ice and began taking on water. Some of the 30 crew members are from Labrador. A Danish Coast Guard ship was able to reach the Saputi and the crew are now safe in Nuuk, Greenland. Photo’s, read the article here 09:40

Good Video – Distressed N.L. fishing vessel expected in Greenland this afternoon

2016-02-23-05-49-48-Screen%20Shot%202016-02-23%20at%206.39.39%20AMA YouTube video has been released, showing operations Monday to assist a fishing vessel in distress in the Davis Strait, about 270 miles northeast of Iqaluit. The Newfoundland fishing vessel, with about 30 people on board, hit ice and made a distress call Sunday night to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax. On Monday afternoon, Major Rhonda Stevens of the Joint Task Force Atlantic said JRCC Halifax was working closely with Greenland authorities to have a Danish warship dispatched to provide further assistance to the crew. Watch the video, Read the rest here 10:02

F/V Saputi en route to Greenland after hitting ice, taking on water

f-v-saputiA fishing vessel is en route to Nuuk, Greenland, after it struck ice Sunday night, tearing a  hole into the hull. The F/V Saputi was fishing for turbot in the Davis Straight when it began taking on water. The Danish Coast Guard is en route to escort the ship to Nuuk. All 15 crew members on board are safe, said Harry Flaherty, president and CEO of the Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation. “Overall the pumps on the vessel was able to keep up [with] the influx of seawater,” he said. link 10:37