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Divers to refloat boat destroyed in fire, 65 feet of wharf lost to the flames

A team of divers is expected to get in the water in Twillingate Tuesday morning to refloat a longliner that burned and is now mostly submerged. The Sebastian Sails, known to many for the years it was featured on Discovery Canada’s TV show Cold Water Cowboys, was mostly underwater after catching fire on Monday morning. Just the ship’s bow was left above the surface. The fire on Monday also destroyed about 65 feet of the 300-foot wharf in Twillingate, according to Harbour Authority Master Gord Noseworthy. >click to read<10:44

Newfoundland fishermen featured in Xbox Canada series celebrating new game launch

What happens when you pit a crew of Newfoundland fishermen against a crew of Xbox gamers is something the world will find out when an online content series launches next week. Three of those fishermen — Rick Crane of Cox’s Cove and father and son Rick and Conway Caines of Port Saunders — are no strangers to the public after having appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Cold Water Cowboys.” Christina Verdurmen, Xbox Canada’s senior marking manager, said the series was created to celebrate the launch of Xbox’s new game “Sea of Thieves.” >click to read< 10:49

Cold Water Cowboys – Season 4 returns for more danger and drama

Being a fisherman off the coast of Newfoundland is a dangerous career. Being injured by machinery or a sharp object is always a concern. If something bad happens, you might be hours away from shore. And if things go really bad, you’re dead. Filming what goes on aboard a fishing boat off the coast of Newfoundland is just as dangerous. Just ask showrunner Maria Knight, whose small team captures dramatic and triumphant footage for Cold Water Cowboys, returning for Season 4 this Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Discovery. “It’s not easy for my guys on a lot of levels,” says Knight. “They’ve all received emergency training—they can’t get on the boat without it—and they’re on a boat. It may look majestic on TV with them on the ocean, but there’s not a lot of space and it’s constantly moving. It puts the guys through a major workout.” click here to read the story 11:52

‘Cold Water Cowboys’ returns to Discovery TV March 8

The popular Discovery TV series is returning, with a new Newfoundland fishing captain, Rick Crane, joining Richard Gillett, Conway Caines, Morris Anstey, Paul Tiller, Michelle and Andre Jesso, and their crews for an all-new, eight-episode season. Eager to fight the unforgiving waves to reach their weekly tallies and cash them in are returning fishermen Capt. Richard Gillett aboard the Midnight Shadow; Conway and Rick Caines aboard the Seadoo; Andre and Michelle Jesso aboard the Wave on Wave; Morris Anstey aboard the Sebastian Sails; Paul Tiller aboard the Atlantic Bandit; and newcomer Rick Crane aboard his new boat, Crane’s Legacy. Read the rest here 15:29

From skiffman to skipper: Cox’s Cove man becomes Cold Water Cowboy

The newest skipper to join the cast of Cold Water Cowboys says Discovery Canada threw him into the deep end. Not only was this his first foray into television, but the fisherman was also asked to perform a job he’d never done. “When you shove someone out of a skiff that don’t have a clue, it’s a challenge that’s for sure,” Rick Crane told CBC Radio’s Corner Brook Morning.   Crane said he was first approached by the show when it was looking to cast a young skipper. But, at that time, he had issues with his boat and wasn’t able to film.  Read the article here 12:53

Cold Water Cowboys star facing assault charges

Cold Water Cowboys star Richard Gillett is facing two assault charges after an incident in Twillingate this summer.  The charges stem from a confrontation in late June at the marine centre in Durrell. They say Gillett had climbed up a scaffold and was working on the vessel’s exterior when a worker at the centre advised him that he must be wearing a safety harness when working at such heights. Sources say Gillett lobbed a power tool at the worker and threw the worker to the ground. Read the rest here 11:27

COVER STORY: ‘Cold Water’ heroes

Forever, it seems to me, a weathered skipper sporting a sou’wester has been our founding industry’s face. But the cold water cowboys fishery has evolved a lot since the days of sou’wester-wearing men who jigged cod or hauled cod traps over the side of a skiff. Nothing in my mind is showcasing the modern fishery’s risks, innovation and attitude better, nothing is changing the sou’wester stereotype with people outside the industry (especially the Townies and Mainlanders) faster, than “Cold Water Cowboys.” Read the rest here 14:41

Cold Water Cowboys star taking fame in stride

Although he’s taken some teasing from friends and occasionally gets recognized in public, Caines said his newfound notoriety isn’t likely to go to his head. “I’m me whether I’m happy or I’m mad,” Caines said with a smile Friday prior to a promotional appearance at Colemans at the Garden in Corner Brook. “If I got to go be somebody else for a TV show, then the TV show can leave.” Read more here  11:19

‘Cold Water Cowboys’ – Fishing captains and crews the stars of the show Tuesday night on Discovery

Working a 50-foot fishing boat in swelling seas and roaring winds a couple of hundred kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland takes guts, hard work and good communication among the crew.  So when Capt. Paul Tiller of Valleyfield, Bonavista Bay, told his crew last season he was taking a TV team on board to film their pursuit of crab, shrimp and turbot — to follow their every movement and record their interactions — they thought their captain had finally logged one too many weather-beaten voyages. “They told me I was cracked,” Tiller said, laughing. Read [email protected]  13:42

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