Tag Archives: F/V No Regrets

Tragedy – Captain Luke Gurney, a respected member of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Community

A multi-agency search on water and by air ended Monday afternoon about 1 pm when the Coast Guard announced that rescue crews had located and recovered the body of Luke Gurney, a missing Martha’s Vineyard conch fisherman and father of two, who became entangled in gear and was swept off his 42-foot boat No Regrets, near Nantucket. Jeffrey Canha of Vineyard Haven, a commercial fisherman, told The Times late Monday that the mood was somber on the town dock at Owen park where Mr. Gurney often tied up his boat. Mr. Canha said Mr. Gurney played and coached hockey and was deeply enmeshed in the Island community. “He was always upbeat, always positive,” Mr. Canha said. “Willing to help anybody.” Read the story here 14:54

Body of overboard fisherman recovered

coast guardThe body of a fisherman who was dragged overboard by fishing gear this morning has been recovered, and transported to U.S. Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Chief Warrant Officer John Roberts said this afternoon. The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was reported overboard about 9:15 this morning off the 42-foot fishing vessel No Regrets out of Oak Bluffs, Mass. According to a press release from the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston, the man became entangled in nets on the conch boat and was swept over the side about a quarter-mile off Great Point. After being recovered about 1 p.m., the body was brought to Station Brant Point, then transported to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Roberts said. Will be updated, Sadly, Read the rest here 18:34

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman off Nantucket

coast guardCoast Guard crews are searching for a person in the water Monday after receiving a report of a fisherman being entangled in a net near Nantucket. At about 9:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that a fisherman aboard the 42-foot fishing vessel No Regrets, became entangled in the vessel’s nets as they were being deployed and was swept over the side approximately one-quarter mile west of Great Point on Nantucket. The Nantucket Harbormaster, Chatham Harbormaster, Chatham Fire Dive Team, and other local government agencies are on-scene searching.  Multiple good Samaritan vessels are also in the area assisting with the search.  No regrets is homported in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. Link 12:27