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UPDATED!: Lobster plant on Deer Island catches fire overnight

Police in St. George are at the scene of a fire that broke out overnight on Deer Island that badly damaged a lobster plant. This is the second time a fire has broken out at the Paturel International facility over the past six months. In September, a fire destroyed a lobster tank house on the site. The tank house was a major part of lobster fishing on Deer Island. More to come… >link< 08:00

Early-morning blaze destroys lobster processing plant in New Brunswick –  Fire has destroyed a major lobster processing plant on Deer Island in southern New Brunswick. >click to read< 12:45

28 accidents reported since crab season began off Oregon, Washington

Since the commercial Dungeness crab season began on January 15th, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland marine investigators have responded to 28 marine accidents involving commercial fishing vessels, with no reported deaths or serious injuries. Since the start of the season, Marine Safety Unit Portland personnel responded to an average of one marine accident per day, causalities included loss of propulsion, loss of steering, loss of power, fire, collisions, grounding and personnel injuries. >click to read< 17:13

Fast-moving fire destroys fishing wharves in Lower Prospect

Two wooden fishing wharves, a pair of boat sheds and one boat have been destroyed by a fire in Lower Prospect, N.S. The first crew of firefighters arrived at the end of the Lower Prospect Branch Road shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday. “When we arrived, one wharf and one boat shed was already on fire, but it was spreading quickly to a neighbouring wharf as well,” said Ola Legere, acting division commander with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. video, >click here to read< 12:23

A Christmas Day disaster

St Finbarr’s final trip was plagued by bad luck from the start. She took 14 days battling atrocious weather to get to Newfoundland’s Grand Banks – a trip usually done in half that time. Electrical faults reported from previous trips caused three delays before she even set sail from Hull’s St Andrew’s Dock on November 16th, 1966. On her maiden voyage in late 1964, St Finbarr, the most expensive Hull trawler ever at £500,000 (£13m in today’s money), smashed the national record hauling in 488 tons and 17 hundredweight, and had continued to do so since. click here to read the story 14:25

Capital Seafood rising from the ashes – literally

Eastern Passage-based Capital Seafood International is getting ready to rise from the ashes after a fire destroyed its lobster processing and storage building last November. “Last year, it was terrible,” Jiu Chang, vice-president of Capital Seafood, said in an interview Thursday. “Not only did we lose the working area and the equipment but also the production. We just can’t do anything.” The electrical fire that ripped through the two-storey building on Government Wharf Road last year took out processing equipment, damaged lobster holding tanks and burned through two offices. The total loss of last November’s fire is estimated at more than $1 million, including the building, equipment and inventory. click here to read the story 09:16

Fire destroys Owls Head lobster boat, community rally’s

owlsheadboat-600x800Todd Nickles said the fishing community has rallied to offer its collective hand after his lobster boat was destroyed Saturday night by fire. The cause of the blaze aboard the 31-foot Double Trouble II has not been determined, Nickles said Monday as he stood by the remnants of the burned vessel, which was surrounded by yellow tape. There were no immediate responses to an email message left Monday afternoon with the Maine Department of Public Safety and a phone message for the state fire marshal investigator about the fire. Nickles said he does not believe it was intentionally set. The boat is insured, Nickles said, but he does not know if the insurance covers lost income. Read the story here 08:38

Coast Guard rescues 3 Fishermen from life raft near Kodiak, Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three mariners after a fire started on board their 82-foot vessel north of Kodiak Island Tuesday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the mariners from their life raft in Stevenson Entrance, approximately 60 miles north of Kodiak, and transported them safely to Kodiak. “We couldn’t fight the fire, it was too smoky; it was scary,” said Scott Beckstrom, captain of the Northern Pride. Read the rest here, video here 16:10

Fire destroys crab processing plant in Cottlesville

A fire has destroyed a crab processing plant in New World Island, on Newfoundland’s northeast coast. Rod Wheeler, the mayor of Cottlesville, said the fire broke out at the Breakwater Fisheries plant around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Wheeler said he was shocked to hear the news. “It was devastating. Actually devastating,” he said.  “That fish plant is a major employer to not only this town, but the whole area.” Read the rest here 13:55

Fire at Millennium Marine USA ruins boats

EASTPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — This weekend’s grand opening of the Millennium Marine USA in Eastport is on hold. That’s because of a fire that destroyed two boats being built for fishermen. The sprinkler system managed to save the building from burning down last night. Read more here 09:20

Fire rips through Nautical Seafoods Ltd. seafood processing plant in – the community’s only year-round employer

Firefighters appeared to be in a losing battle to save an Annapolis County seafood processing plant late Monday afternoon. 863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2

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Unalaska Responders Put Out Fire on F/V Blue Pacific

A fire broke out aboard the freezer longliner Blue Pacific Wednesday morning while it was tied up at the Coastal Transportation dock. [email protected]

Stubborn fire burns aboard fishing boat at Port Townsend Boat Haven

Peninsula Daily News – PORT TOWNSEND — A commercial fishing vessel on the ground at the Boat Haven caught fire when welding sparks ignited combustible material in the hold, firefighters said. continued