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Cairns remembers mateship of seven men aboard F/V Dianne

Mateship. The word stood one metre high in white across the stage at Cairns’ Munro Martin Parklands, where the community gathered to reflect on the bond of seven mates from slug boat Dianne, while local singer Andrea Mullens sung Stand by Me, Hallelujah, Candle in the Wind and The Sailor’s Hymn.,, Speaking to hundreds of people gathered for the community reflection on Tuesday night, Dianne’s second crew skipper Adam Kelly, who was not on the boat that day, said he was thankful and privileged to have spent time with his mates. “They’ll always be legends in my eyes – every single one of them,” he said. click here to read the story 10:28

A proper fisherman’s farewell

New Bedford-A line of people wrapped around the entrance of Seamen’s Bethel, down Johnny Cake Hill and onto Union Street. Under cloudless skies, the crowd slowly filled the pews on the second and third floors. When no seats remained, some stood near the doorways and peered into the main area that would honor and remember Thomas Quintin Jr., who was lost at sea on July 3. Chatter of their favorite “that’s Tommy” stories echoed throughout Seamen’s Bethel until a few strums of an acoustic guitar silenced those in attendance as the memorial service began at 10:15 a.m by singing “Amazing Grace.” The two hours that followed mixed tears with laughter. click here to read the story with more images 19:28

Lost Seattle-based crab-boat crew memorialized

The owner of the Destination, the crab boat that went missing Feb. 11, said he had full confidence in the skills of the six lost crew, and that his own son was initially supposed to be part of that Bering Sea harvest. “I have had a lot of sorrow in life but nothing like this,” wrote David Wilson, of Edmonds, in remarks read at a Thursday afternoon memorial service for the six lost crew. “God only knows why something like this happens because I don’t know why these good men went down at sea. … The pain will never go away. Even though these men are gone, their memory will live on forever.” Several hundred people attended the service for the six crew members: Capt. Jeff Hathaway, Larry O’Grady, Raymond Vincler, Darrik Seibold, Charles G. Jones and Kai Hamik. It was held at the Aurora Community Church of the Nazarene in Shoreline and was a celebration of their lives that included poetry and musical performances. continue reading the story here 13:03