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Fairhaven fire crew rescues fisherman, extinguishes fire

Fire Department rescuers saved a lobster fisherman from downed power lines at Union Wharf during Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter and later extinguished the resulting fire. At 7:38 p.m., the firefighters received a report of power lines down with a lobster fisherman trapped on his boat at Union Wharf, according to Deputy Fire Chief Todd Corriea. An utility pole cracked in half at the end of Union Wharf, likely from the combination of strong winds and heavy wet snow, Correia said. >click to read< 09:24

Fairhaven officials cite fishing boat’s bilge in harbor oil spill

State and local officials, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, are investigating a “significant oil spill” in New Bedford Harbor, Fairhaven fire officials said. The Fairhaven Fire Department received a call from town Harbormaster Timothy Cox who reported a significant oil spill on the Fairhaven side of the harbor in the area of the Steamship Authority pier and Warren Alexander wharf. Crews were advised that the Fishing Vessel Ocean Princess had pumped its bilge out overnight while making repairs, Fire Department spokesman Wayne Oliveira said in a news advisory about the spill. An unknown quantity of bilge oil was pumped into the harbor causing a floating oil slick, he said. Crews immediately used booms to contain the floating oil and keep the slick from spreading any farther. Read the rest here 09:40

With Sadness: The passing of fishing vessel Captain Lars Sovik of Fairhaven, Ma

lars sovikLars Sovik, 75, of Fairhaven died March 3, 2014 at home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Sonja (Jacobsen) Sovik. Born and raised in Norway, the son of the late Torleif Johannes Sovik and Sofie (Hansen) Sovik, he lived in Fairhaven since 1958. He was a commercial fisherman for many years and captain and owner of F/V Valkyrie and F/V Endurance.  Read more here  08:22