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Coast Guard continues to investigate collision of F/V Pedlar and sinking of F/V Robert C

fv pedlarDivers finished plugging the vents of a sunken Fairhaven-based vessel Thursday near Martha’s Vineyard to avoid future fuel discharge, the Coast Guard said Friday. The Robert C sunk after colliding Monday with another Fairhaven-based vessel, Pedlar. At 12:08 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England’s Command Center received a radio hail, from the sole person aboard, stating the fishing vessel Robert C was taking on water 1 1/2 miles northwest of Menemsha after a collision between the fishing vessel Pedlar and Robert C, both home-ported in Fairhaven. Read the rest here 08:07

One Dragger Sinks, Another Damaged In Mishap Off Dogfish Bar

According to Menemsha harbor master Dennis Jason, the Robert C, a dragger from Fairhaven, went down in 40 to 50 feet of water. The operator was rescued by a nearby lobster boat. The Robert C is registered to Douglas Soares of Fairhaven.The other boat involved was Pedlar, a 42-foot wooden fishing vessel also out of Fairhaven and owned by Walter Dixon, according to U.S. Coast Guard records. Mr. Jason said because of extensive damage to the bow of Pedlar, it appeared to be a near head-on collision. Read the rest here 09:05