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‘High-level alarm’ could have alerted three fishermen on board ill-fated FV Jubilee

The deaths of three men on board fishing trawler FV Jubilee could have been prevented if not for “missing checks in the system”, a report has found. Terry Donald Booth, 55, of the Nelson area, Paul Russell Bennett, 35, of Motueka, and Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, died on the Ocean Fisheries trawler when it sank off the Canterbury coast on October 18, 2015. The fishermen issued a mayday at 4.20am, when they were about 22 kilometres from the Rakaia River mouth. They never made it to their liferaft. A Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report, published on Thursday, found it was likely that flooding of the fish hold was the main factor contributing to the vessel’s sinking. It was possible the cause of the flooding was water from a deck wash hose that had been left running through an open hatch. click here to read the story 21:46

Fisherman’s family getting huge support

the FV JubileeMotueka’s tight-knit fishing community is feeling the pain of losing two of their own. Terry Donald Booth, 55, and skipper Paul Russell Bennett, 35, along with Jared Reese Husband, 47, are missing after the Ocean Fisheries trawler, the FV Jubilee, sank on Sunday morning.  Booth, of Ruby Bay, and Bennett, from Motueka, have long been part of the Motueka fishing community. Chris Innes said Booth’s wife, Michelle, was “doing it pretty hard”. “Quite honestly the phones haven’t stopped and a lot of people have been dropping in with food.” said Bennett’s father Graeme. Sadly,  Read the rest here 17:23

Brother searched for missing fishermen after mayday call

The brother of a fisherman presumed drowned off the Canterbury coast was one of the first to respond to the mayday call. , had been fishing from a different Ocean Fisheries trawler in the same spot only hours before the mayday call. Paul Bennett decided to stay put for the night, while Bryce Bennett and his crew left about midnight to go to a different spot to start fishing again at daybreak, family friend Lex Bloomfield said. When Bryce Bennett learned of the mayday call, “he started steaming back as fast as he could”, Read the rest here 13:06

UPDATED: Search for missing fishermen continues today

Five divers are on their way to scour the water for crew members of a fishing vessel that went missing near Canterbury in a storm yesterday. A boat was located on the seabed last night but three crew from the FV Jubilee, who sent out a distress call during “brutal” weather about 4.30am yesterday, have still not been found. Canterbury police said five members of the Wellington-based police dive squad would help with the recovery phase of the operation today. Inspector Craig McKay said a commercial fishing vessel located an “item of interest” near the FV Jubilee’s last known position,,, Read the rest here 11:12

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Searchers find sunken vessel off Canterbury coast as three crew feared dead

Searchers believe they have found a fishing trawler that sunk off the Canterbury coast with three men on board. All are presumed drowned. Underwater scanning equipment pinpointed the missing FV Jubilee a short distance from where the crew made a distress call early Sunday, Ocean Fisheries boss Andrew Stark said at 8.15pm. It was the first sign of the 16-metre vessel after its three-man crew got into trouble and told authorities at 4.30am they intended to get into a life raft. Read the rest here 10:58