Tag Archives: Cormorant helicopter

Helicopter lands on Frying Pan Shoal as rescuers try to save fishing captain

There are questions about why the captain of a fishing boat in trouble off the northeast coast of mainland Nova Scotia was not rescued Wednesday when the other crew members were picked up. Fisherman’s Provider II started sinking Tuesday after running ground on a rocky shoal about four kilometres off Canso. There were four people on board at the time. Another fishing vessel, the Miss Lexi, came to the stranded men’s aid and managed to get three of the fishermen off the vessel. But the captain refused to leave and stayed on the boat. >click to read< 14:11

Cormorant airlifts crew member from fishing vessel off St. John’s

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Search and rescue technicians performed hoist operations to transfer a person with medical concerns from a fishing vessel east of St. John’s Saturday afternoon. According to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax, a Cormorant helicopter was dispatched from 103 Squadron in Gander. The helicopter conducted the hoist on a vessel more than 400 kilometres off the coast of St. John’s. The male patient, 30, was transferred to St. John’s to receive medical treatment. There is no word yet on his condition. cbcnews 19:33

BREAKING: Canadian Fisherman flown to hospital after falling overboard BREAKING: TO BE UPDATED

A 40-year-old fisherman was sent to hospital after falling overboard off the South Shore on Monday morning. Read more here   13:28

UPDATE: A 40-year-old man who fell overboard from a lobster fishing boat off the province’s southwest coast is in critical condition, RCMP say. But a spokesman for the military’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax said the man was not breathing when he was recovered from the cold water. “The crew immediately began CPR,” said Major Martell Thompson. It is not known what caused the man to fall. There are reports he may have sustained head injuries. Read more here chronicleherald 15:41