Two fishing vessels collide near Port Latour this morning, one sinks, both crews safe ashore

fishingboateditOne day before the winter lobster season comes to an end, a fishing boat sank off the coast of Shelburne County and all five crew members were rescued. Sub-Lt. Jamie Tobin, a spokesman for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, said two fishing vessels collided near Port Latour around 9 a.m. on Monday. The Lois N 2 began sinking, but the other vessel was in better condition and was able to take on the crew of the sinking boat and transported them safely to shore. The JRCC didn’t send any rescue teams to the accident, but Sub-Lt. Tobin said, “we are very happy to hear that both crews are now safely on shore.” Joseph Williams of Port Latour owns the Lois N 2, which was built in 1979. The lobster fishing season on Nova Scotia’s south shore ends on Tuesday. Link 09:23

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