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F/V Westward scuttled. She caught a lotta fish, and will for eternity.

IMG_0440The F/V Westward, whose long career focused on catching fish, will now be attracting them. Fuller Marine Services reports the vessel was towed out of Boothbay Harbor, where it has languished for the past few years, and sunk in 100 fathoms of water. Chuck Fuller provided the following statement, as well as photos. “On Saturday, February 6, towed the Westward 32 nautical miles offshore and scuttled her. All pollutants, machinery, and floating material had been removed and the fuel and oil tanks had been cleaned. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the permit for the specific location after consulting with local fishermen. Read the story here 12:45

U.S. Marshals seize FV Westward, moored in Boothbay Harbor for the last two years

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John H. Rich issued an order for the Westward’s arrest on June 8, in response to Fuller Marine Services’ civil complaint to foreclose upon a salvage lien. After seizing the vessel, the Marshals Service transferred it into the temporary custodial care of Fuller Marine Services. The Westward  arrived in Boothbay Harbor to be refurbished by the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and returned to commercial fishing, according to its owner. Repairs were begun, but the owner James Sheehy, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was unable,,, Read the rest here 14:59