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Aboard the Tradition: Fishermen work to get Trump’s attention on Thames River

Supporters of President Trump are gathering in southeastern Connecticut Wednesday. Among them are a group of fishermen who organized on the Thames River. These fishing vessels were on a different kind of mission. News 8 was on board the Tradition, a 70 foot vessel that is one of more than 25 boats out trying to get the president’s attention hoping for change to what they say are outdated and over regulated rules that could eventually kill the fishing industry here in New England. The vessels set out from Stonington at around 8 a.m. for the one hour sail to the Thames River. The Tradition works out of Rhode Island but the boats there Wednesday also came from Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. Video, read the story here 19:00

F/V Rhonda Denise and Coast Guard units assist Shinnecock F/V Tradition

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Shinnecock in Hampton Bays, N.Y., received a report around 11:30 p.m, Thursday, from the crew of the fishing vessel Rhonda Denise who was assisting the that was disabled and adrift due to a fire in the engine room. The Rhonda Denise crew attempted to tow the 63-foot disable vessel Tradition, but the towline parted and they were unable to re-establish a tow due to weather conditions. The on scene weather conditions during the initial incident were winds blowing at 20-25 knots; seas were 5-9 feet with water temperature at 44 degrees. [email protected] 16:33  photo: F/V Rhonda Denise