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Pillar Point fishing vessel sinks, no injuries

A Pillar Point Harbor fishing vessel sank roughly five miles off the coast early Thursday morning. Two adults were rescued from the boat; there were no known injuries. The U.S. Coast Guard reported catching a distress signal over the radio at around 6 a.m. indicating that the “Virginia J” was taking on water. A helicopter and a 47-foot rescue vessel from the Coast Guard’s San Francisco Sector fleet were deployed and the Coast Guard issued its own emergency broadcast over the radio to alert other boaters of the incident, said Sarah Wilson a spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard. Within five minutes of receiving the call, another Pillar Point Harbor fishing vessel – the “Redeemer” – was able to respond and take the two adults on the sinking vessel aboard. >click to read<14:06

Toledo Boat Yard keeps crankin’ ’em out…

From Port of Toledo: Fishing Vessel Redeemer recently had a lot of work done on her at the Toledo Boat Yard – worked that was capped off with the traditional “re-Christening” of the vessel with a bottle of bubbly. The Port of Toledo’s crew celebrated with the F/V Redeemer’s owner, crew, family, and friends as the newly rebuilt vessel was launched. The boat is owned by Gary Ripka and recently featured in the Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The Redeemer fishes black cod, tuna, crab, and is set up to bottom fish. Video, click here to read the story 19:09

Deadliest Catch Dungeness Cove – Meet Captain Kenny Ripka

deadliestcatch-kennyTell me about your careerI’m a commercial fisherman.   I’ve been doing this since I was 14 years old. It’ the only job I’ve ever had in my whole life. How did you get involved in the show? I was fishing shrimp in Westport Washington and I got a phone call from my dad.  He said, “They’re thinking about shooting a ‘Deadliest Catch’ show here in Oregon. They found us, but we never thought we’d be on TV. It all started with a phone call. What can viewers expect to see? Viewers will see exactly what it’s like to fish crabs off the coast of Oregon.  It’s highly intense and stressful.  They’ll also see what it’s like to manage home life and fishing. And a lot of crappy weather! Read the rest of the interview here 10:47