Tag Archives: Joint Task Force Atlantic

Breaking: Coast Guard searching for 4 people in life-raft who abandoned fishing vessel off St. John’s

The coast guard is trying to find four people who abandoned their fishing vessel for a life-raft after issuing a distress call 160 kilometres off the coast of St. John’s on Friday night. A public affairs officer with the Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA) confirmed for CBC News that the position of the raft is known, but contact has not yet been established. The crew members were on board the Challenger Traveler, a 20-metre fishing vessel. JTFA would not immediately confirm what prompted the distress call. >click to read<22:12

Helicopter lands on Frying Pan Shoal as rescuers try to save fishing captain

There are questions about why the captain of a fishing boat in trouble off the northeast coast of mainland Nova Scotia was not rescued Wednesday when the other crew members were picked up. Fisherman’s Provider II started sinking Tuesday after running ground on a rocky shoal about four kilometres off Canso. There were four people on board at the time. Another fishing vessel, the Miss Lexi, came to the stranded men’s aid and managed to get three of the fishermen off the vessel. But the captain refused to leave and stayed on the boat. >click to read< 14:11

3 crew members rescued as Search and Rescue mission underway for fishing boat captain off Canso

A search and rescue mission is underway about four kilometres southeast of Canso, N.S., to find the captain of a fishing vessel that ran aground on rocks. The military’s Joint Task Force Atlantic said it received a distress call from the vessel at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Three of the four crew members were rescued when another fishing boat came to help, but the fourth person — the captain — stayed on the stranded vessel. There has been no communication with the captain since. >click to read< 23:32

Nova Scotia Lobster fisherman airlifted to hospital after falling overboard

A 32-year-old man was airlifted to hospital Saturday after he fell overboard a lobster boat off Lockeport, N.S. The man had been hit in the chest with a lobster trap before he fell over, according to a report from Joint Task Force Atlantic. The crew was able to rescue him quickly, but the man had hypothermia. A Cormorant helicopter was dispatched from CFB Greenwood to pick up the fisherman. From there, he was taken to Yarmouth for medical care, said Lt.-Navy Sean Ritchie with Joint Task Force Atlantic. The Chasin Crustacean was about 87 kilometres off Lockeport when the incident occurred. The man’s condition isn’t known. Link 18:32

Joint Task Force Atlantic release video of medevac rescue

A new video has been released by the Joint Task Force Atlantic that shows a medical evacuation from a fishing vessel off the coast of Newfoundland The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax dispatched a Comorant helicopter from 103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander and 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron in Greenwood, N.S., on Sunday.  The aircraft responded to a vessel 235 nautical miles southwest of St. John’s. Watch the video here 08:43