Daily Archives: September 29, 2020

Tributes paid to popular Scots fisherman who died after falling overboard into the North Sea

Tributes have been paid to a popular Scots fisherman who tragically died after falling overboard into the North Sea. The 45-year-old, who has been named locally as John Mctaggart, fell into the water shortly before 2am on Tuesday around four miles off the Stonehaven coast. A massive search and rescue operation was launched to try and save the stricken sailor, who has been described as an ‘amazing man’. >photos, click to read< 18:26

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 17: F/V Time Bandit Is Back Fishing, Will The Hillstrands Return?

Deadliest Catch fans who have missed the F/V Time Bandit may feel some happy anticipation. The Hillstrand’s famed crab fishing boat is in Dutch Harbor. And, it looks like it is getting ready to go out fishing. Does this mean that the F/V Time Bandit is going to return to the Discovery show? This is what we know now. The F/V Time Bandit is out of retirement. According to Neal Hillstrand’s new wife Sugayle Geissler, the F/V Time Bandit was in Homer, Alaska. No one is saying anything. But, it is clear that the family is quite excited. Everyone is posting photos of the famed boat and sharing them on social media. This is leading to a lot of speculation and fanfare. >click to read< 16:28

An Update from Commissioner Keliher

Dear Industry Member, I’m reaching to share what’s been happening recently at DMR. It’s been a busy summer. CARES Act – Negotiations with NOAA on our CARES Act spend plan have finally been completed.,,  Soon, we will be reaching out to you by mail and email with information on the application process. USDA Trade Relief, Federal Whale Rules, Aquaculture, Marine Patrol, and more.  Like I said, it’s been a busy summer. But, despite the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 we have established remote operations and the work continues. We will keep sending these updates until we can gather in-person. Until then, stay safe. Pat. >click to read< 12:21

Retired Arbroath boat builder reunited with renovated luxury ship he made almost 50 years ago

Harry Simpson, 68, former owner of MacKay Boat Builders, welcomed the Nova Spero into the town’s marina on Monday afternoon. The vessel, built in 1972, has since been turned into a luxury passenger ship, which overcame difficult conditions to berth in the marina on its way to the Forth. The crew and passengers stopped off in Angus after strong winds trapped them in Peterhead on Sunday. Harry, who waited at the harbour to welcome the ship home, was only an apprentice when he helped construct the vessel.,, “I did everything from laying the keel, the planking, the frames, the lofting, then to the fitting out. I was involved in all the bits and pieces, everything. That’s how I learned my trade.” photos, >click to read< 10:02

Cruises around Scotland on board Nova Spero – Skarvlines – photos, >click to read<

Trump’s Offshore Oil Ban includes a halt to Offshore Wind Farms

President Donald Trump’s decision to rule out energy development along the coasts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas will bar not just offshore oil and gas drilling — but coastal wind farms too. The broad reach of Trump’s recent orders, which was confirmed by the Interior Department agency that oversees offshore energy development, comes as renewable developers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars snapping up the rights to build wind farms along the U.S. East Coast.,, The approach is being condemned by both oil drilling and wind energy advocates. Blow me>click to read< 09:13

Christoffer Michael Harrison of New Castle, Maine

Christoffer Michael Harrison, 35, of New Castle died the morning of Sept. 21, 2020, at his home in Machias, Maine, where he lived since 2003. Christoffer was born on March 14, 1985. He was a stern man on the lobster boat FV Killin Time. He was loved and will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Harrison; maternal grandmother, Jayne Garcia; and an aunt, Patricia Harrison. >click to read< 08:19