Tag Archives: F/V Hayley Ann

‘That’s Pampi’s tree’: Lobster trap tree honors Maine fisherman killed at sea

Lobster trap Christmas trees are a common holiday sight along the Maine coast, but the one in Cape Porpoise has special meaning this year. Nearly two years ago, Capt. Joe Nickerson and his crewmate, Chris Pinkham, were killed when their fishing boat, the Hayley Ann, sank about 70 miles off the coast of Portland. “It was a shock to us because he just went to work, and it was a beautiful day, sun was shining,” said Nickerson’s daughter, Hayley Brown, said. Nickerson grew up in Cape Porpoise and became a fisherman. >video, click to read< 07:36

To honor our lost fishermen, we must act

Every time a Coast Guard crew embarks on a rescue mission to a commercial fishing vessel, we all want the same outcome – a successful rescue and safe return to shore. Maine communities know too well those outcomes vary. We rescued four fishermen in November 2018 after the Aaron & Melissa II sank 50 miles south of Rockland. Two years later, last November, we lost four fishermen when the Emmy Rose sank northeast of Provincetown. And a year ago this Saturday, Joe Nickerson and Christopher Pinkham perished when the Hayley Ann sank 47 miles southeast of Cape Elizabeth. >click to read< 08:14  More lobstermen in New England are wearing life jackets while they work>click to read<

Boats can be replaced, people cannot

Our fishing village is mourning the recent loss of lifelong commercial fisherman Captain Joey Nickerson of the F/V Hayley Ann, a fourth-generation commercial fisherman from Cape Porpoise. Well-known, well-loved, a hard-working family man, a seasoned, experienced and skilled captain, Joey left behind a wife, daughter, grandchild, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, countless friends and a life and legacy to be proud of. by Shelley Wigglesworth >click to read< 18:00

A Fundraiser for the Nickerson Family – Assistance for family of fallen Maine Captain

Arnold Nickerson IV, known by most as Joe Nickerson tragically passed away when his fishing vessel the Hayley Ann capsized on January 23, 2020. Joe was a fourth generation lobsterman and Joe has over 50 year experience on the water. He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. We are trying to ease the financial burden of his end of life expenses, and hopefully raise some extra funds to support the family’s immediate financial needs. We appreciate any contribution. Love the Nickerson Family, >click here to read<, and please donate if you can. Thank you. 20:38

UPDATED: USCG identifies Maine fishermen who died after boat capsized

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has confirmed the identities of the two people that were aboard the Hayley Ann vessel off the coast of Maine when it capsized Thursday afternoon. The two fishermen have been identified as Arnold “Joe” Nickerson IV, 60, of Arundel and Chris Pinkham, 44, of Boothbay Harbor. The Maine Marine Patrol escorted the USCG vessel that brought the fishermen’s bodies to shore Thursday night,, >click to read< 13:04

 Sinking claims lives of well-known Maine fishing captain, deckhand – A well-respected Maine fishing boat captain and his deckhand have been identified as the two men who died Thursday when their boat sank 45 miles off the coast of Portland. >click to read< 13:40

Two missing fishermen found dead off the Maine coast

The crew of another fishing boat recovered the bodies of two people, believed to have been crew members on the Hayley Ann, from the waters southeast of Portland. The bodies of two fishermen were recovered after their boat sank off the coast of southern Maine on Thursday afternoon, the Coast Guard said. The names of fishermen were not immediately released.  >click to read< 19:38

Coast Guard says two unresponsive people pulled from Atlantic

Two people were pulled unresponsive from the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday after an automated emergency signal was issued 45 miles southeast of Portland, the Coast Guard said. A fishing vessel located the people after the Coast Guard launched a search for the fishing boat Hayley Ann. Two people were on the vessel when an automated emergency beacon alerted the Coast Guard to a problem. >click to read< 18:49