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Battling Ice On A New Bedford Fishing Boat

The normally bustling docks along New Bedford harbor were practically deserted Tuesday as an arctic cold front kept some boats off the water. On one pier, a deckhand heaved a sledge hammer against the ice-caked roof of the Gabby G, a fishing boat on the New Bedford pier. Ice covered practically every exposed surface of this 105-foot dragger. The boat’s captain, Mario Gonsalves, said he wanted to get another run in before a snow storm that’s predicted to hit Thursday. But first, the crew had to de-ice the boat. click here to read the story 19:25

State Medical Examiner investigates apparent drug overdose on New Bedford fishing boat

mass-med-examinerState and local police are investigating the apparent fatal overdose of a man, who was found unresponsive on a fishing boat docked at Pier 3 in New Bedford. The 49-year-old Fairhaven man was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital Thursday night after being found on the fishing vessel Saint Jude. The death appears to be an overdose, police said, but the state’s medical examiner was investigating. Signs of drug use were found. A co-worker on the boat attempted CPR before police, fire and EMS arrived at about 8:38 p.m. The victim was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. The is investigating, along with New Bedford Police and State Police. Link 13:02

New Bedford fishing boat runs aground in Sandwich

AR-160519773.jpg&MaxW=650&MaxH=650A 47-foot fishing boat grounded on Town Neck Beach on Thursday morning after a failure of its autopilot system, according to crew members. “It zigged when it should have zagged,” said Mitch, a crew member of the Capt. RM Chase, out of New Bedford, who declined to give his last name. The boat ran aground at about 7 a.m. Thursday after an autopilot error caused the boat to head straight onto the beach instead of turning, he said. Mitch and one other crew member were on the boat, and neither was injured. The boat did not sustain serious damage, they said. Read the story here 10:25