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Gloucester: Fishing boat’s exhaust sets it afire

No one was injured but a fishing vessel was damaged when it caught on fire Sunday morning. At 9:27 a.m. on Sunday, July 2, the Gloucester Fire Department received a report of a boat fire at Captain Joe and Sons, 95 East Main St. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered smoke coming from the Pivot and attempted to gain access, however, another boat was obstructing firefighters from being able to, according to a statement from fire Chief Eric Smith. The owner of the other boat quickly arrived to move it, allowing for firefighters to board the Pivot. 2 photos, >click to read< 07:46

A New Bedford fishing boat needed a new engine. Cost: $175K. And that was just the start.

Pedro Cura had a decision to make. Last September, Paulo Valente was coming through Butler’s Flat, heading back to the dock, when suddenly the engine blew in the dragger he captains for Cura and his business partner. The wear and tear from the many fishing trips aboard Fisherman, as she’s called, had caused the damage, Valente said. The engine had already been rebuilt a few times over the years. One of the options Cura was entertaining was cutting up the boat for scrap metal and just calling it a day. Another was using parts from another old engine he found to rebuild it. Instead, he decided to buy a new engine from Windward Power Systems in Fairhaven a month later. 19 Photos, >click to read< 08:01

Fishing boat catches fire at Newport dock

The Newport Fire Department was dispatched to a marine fire at 7:16 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, aboard the fishing vessel Nordic Valor, which was tied up at Port Dock 3 on Yaquina Bay. A deckhand checking on the boat opened the door to the cabin and smoke poured out, according to a press release issued by the fire department. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the vessel filled with smoke and heat. The fire started in the galley area of the vessel and was burning in hidden voids between the inner walls and the outer hull. The F/V Nordic Valor was tied up just across from the Chelsea Rose, an historic fishing vessel that now functions solely as a floating fish market. >click to read< 12:00

F/V Gabby G: Collision with cruise ship under investigation

There will be a U.S. Coast Guard investigation into a collision early Saturday morning involving a fishing vessel out of New Bedford and a cruise ship. The F/V Gabby G, which had been fishing for whiting, was returning to port when it struck the Norwegian Pearl, which had been bound for Bermuda, according to the Coast Guard. The collision occurred at 2:25 a.m. in rainy conditions about 35 miles southeast of Nantucket. Dan Farnham, manager of vessel owner Gabby G Fisheries Inc. out of Montauk, N.Y., said there was one minor injury aboard the fishing vessel. “He’s all fine, just a little scrape,” he said. >click to read< 07:26

New Bedford Man Shares Experience on Cruise Ship Struck By Fishing Vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard determined that the New Bedford-based F/V Gabby G, a 92-foot fishing boat, slammed into the midsection of the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship 41 nautical miles east of Nantucket early Saturday, as passengers were awakened by a loud boom. New Bedford lawyer Paul Santos and his wife were in a cabin above where the collision occurred. “It’s about 2:30 in the morning when I got up because nature called. I had just made it into the restroom, when this enormous ‘bang’ sound broke the nighttime quiet and the cruise ship started vibrating from the core, >click to read< 07:29

Fishing boat strikes Norwegian Pearl cruise ship east of Nantucket

Passengers aboard a cruise ship that sails weekly out of Boston awoke to a jolt early Saturday morning when the massive vessel was struck by a fishing boat. The U.S. Coast Guard said it received a report of the collision involving the Norwegian Pearl at 2:25 a.m. A spokesperson said a fishing boat, F/V Gabby G, struck the Pearl’s midsection about 41 nautical miles east of Nantucket. The vessels were operating in rainy conditions at the time of the collision. Coast Guard officials said damage to the cruise ship was minimal, but the fishing vessel was significantly damaged. One person aboard the Gabby G suffered a laceration. Video, >click to read< 08:01

Cruise Ship Hits Fishing Boat – A cruise ship bound for Bermuda was delayed after striking a fishing vessel off the coast of Nantucket on Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Norwegian Pearl was “thoroughly assessed” and given clearance by the Coast Guard to continue on her seven-day voyage as planned, the spokesperson said. The Gabby G, however, reported some damages to the bow and was towed to New Bedford, arriving around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, >click to read<

Vessels collide near Sunshine Skyway Bridge

A fishing boat and a barge collided Tuesday near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Coast Guard reported. In a tweet, the Coast Guard said a patrol vessel from the St. Petersburg station responded to the collision. Both vessels had minor damage. No injuries were reported. The fishing boat was towed to the Tampa shrimping docks for repair. Photos, >click to read< We will update when we get more info! 14:25

Fishing boat sinks after catching fire off the Hartlepool coast

Both Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats were paged at 10.26 am on Monday, August 9, following a request by Humber Coastguard after reports that flares had been fired from a boat off Hartlepool. Both Hartlepool RNLI boats launched at 10.35 am and were alongside the stricken vessel within a few minutes. On arrival at the scene, a lifeboat crew member from the inshore lifeboat was placed aboard the second fishing boat that had taken the skipper to provide casualty care although none was required. photos, >click to read< 10:11

From the Time of Christ and Paul

A major artifact illuminating Christ’s story is the so-called Jesus boat found in the mud near the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. While not really a boat that Jesus sailed in, coin and ceramic evidence indicate that this kind of boat was in use during the time of Christ and is typical of those used by His disciples. This wooden boat, 7.5 by 27 feet, was in use from about 50 B.C. to A.D. 50. Pottery and nails (along with carbon dating) secure the date of the boat to the time of Christ. This boat gives a good sense of what sailing on the Galilee was like in the days of Jesus and His disciples. >click to read< 12:31

Video: Fishing Boat Hits Rocks In Manasquan Inlet And Sinks

Around 10:40 p.m. last night, a fishing vessel reported that they were taking on water to the USCG Manasquan Inlet station. Initial reports said they had struck inlet rocks and had a hole in the vessel. Witnesses at the Manasquan Inlet (Point Pleasant Side) said that they saw a boat attempt to leave the inlet but struck the rocks and heard a bang then saw the craft turn around at a decent speed and go back into the inlet. >click to read<, and >click here< 19:27

Skipper rescued by girlfriend on an air mattress after falling overboard off Sitka

A fishing boat reportedly departed Sitka’s Eliason Harbor northbound earlier in the morning, with the skipper at the wheel and the deckhand below asleep. Once clear of the breakwater, the skipper put the vessel on autopilot and stepped on deck to wash the windows. A few miles north of the harbor at Magic Island, the skipper’s girlfriend came down to the beach to wave. “His partner was waving him off on the beach there,” said Fire Chief Craig Warren, who responded to the accident. His partner had to go out with, it sounded like almost an inflatable air mattress, The fishing boat continued northbound under autopilot for about five miles before it ran aground in Eastern Bay. >click to read< 16:50

Search on for fishing boat after debris found along shore of Annapolis County

RCMP Sgt. Andrew Joyce said the force was contacted this morning just before 8 a.m. about two life-rafts that were near the shore, washing in and out on the tide near Hillsburn Road Hillsburn, Annapolis County. They contacted the rescue centre, which said it was already searching for a vessel in the area. More info, as we find it, >click to read< 11:11

Fishing Boat Catches Great White Shark while dragging off Barnegat Inlet

Commercial fishermen never really know what they’re going to find when they pull up their nets, but Ocean County fisherman Timothy Brindley never expected what he found. Brindley and his crew of the Viking Rose were trawling out in the Atlantic Ocean just 2 1/2 miles off the coast of Barnegat Light when he saw a Great White Shark in his net as it was pulled out of the ocean.,, He works out of the Viking Village Commercial Fishing Dock on Long Beach Island which is home to over 40 commercial fishing boats. >photos, click to read< 07:32

New Opportune joins the local fleet

Opportune has been sold to other Shetland partners of Avrella Fishing Company and will be re-named Avrella in due course. Skipper Ross Christie and his father Jim own the 28m long vessel which was bought from Whitehills, near Macduff, and was shot blasted, repainted and had her three Caterpillar engines overhauled and hydraulic pipework renewed at Peterhead before she was taken north. Ross’s brother Alwyn is mate on the vessel, which was built in 1998 at Astilleros Armon in Spain as Harvest Moon. photos, >click to read< 09:22

Athearn Marine Agency Boat of the Week: 42′ Provincial Lobster/Gillnetter, 3208TA Cat Diesel

To review specifications, information and 5 photos, >click here< Vessel is in good condition. To see all the boats in this series, >click here<13:04

Fishing boat catches fire and sinks in Narragansett Bay

The Northeast Sector of the United States Coast Guard says that a 40-foot fishing boat sank in the Narragansett Bay Thursday afternoon following a fire on the boat. The Coast Guard said they received a report of a boat fire around 11 a.m. Thursday about 2.5 miles southeast of Point Judith. The three people on board were safely rescued and brought to shore by a crew from STA Point Judith. They were then transferred over to local EMS, the coast guard says. >click to read< 20:57

Last of the Chesapeake Skipjacks

Over the course of a Chesapeake Bay waterman’s life, big memories tend to swallow smaller ones. So when seventy-two-year-old Harold “Stoney” Whitelock looks back on his childhood now, it’s all misty images of water and boats, and little else. “That’s all my family talked about at Sunday dinner,” he says. “Boat this and boat that.”  Whitelock is one of the bay’s last skipjack captains. Long, shallow wooden boats with tall, wide sails, skipjacks survive as the only commercial sailing vessels left in North America. The nine or so (by Whitelock’s estimate) still used to dredge for oysters all concentrate here on Maryland’s toothy Eastern Shore, kept afloat by a couple of dozen people who speak with a distinctive brogue that’s fading by the generation, too. >click to read< 09:27

Illegally moored 112-foot-long fishing boat could be set for the auction block

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will conduct a public auction of a 112 foot-long, twin-engine, fishing boat if the owner does not remove the vessel within one week. The SOS Minnow pulled into a slip at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on Nov. 22, 2019, after its owner said he was having a medical emergency. The boat is described as being in very good condition. If the current owner claims it before the Wednesday auction, he’ll need to pay impound fees, illegal mooring fees, and for the cost of legal ads, estimated to total $1000.00. 7 photo’s, >click to read< 22:59

Appeal launched to bring back beauty of historic fishing boat as she returns to Fife

A classic Fife fishing boat which is the last of its type afloat is poised to make a historic return to the East Neuk to undergo a £200,000 restoration. Manx Beauty is due to arrive by road over the weekend, 82 years after leaving her Cellardyke birthplace as the last boat to have been built there. The 48ft wooden boat is the last still-floating 1930s ring net boat, built to help revive the Isle of Man fishing industry. >click to read< 16:02

Fishing boat successfully pulled off rock by harbour tugs

The fishing boat which ran aground north of Lerwick Harbour in the early hours of Saturday was successfully pulled off later in the day. The Inverness-registered Rosebloom (INS 353) got stuck on the “Soldian”, a rock which the current Lerwick lifeboat’s predecessor was named after. The lifeboat was called out at 1.30am on Saturday and was on the scene just 10 minutes later,,,, photo’s,  >click to read< 07:11

Interior B.C. historical society restoring 90-year-old Japanese-Canadian boat

The Merriwake fishing boat first hit the water 90 years ago near Prince Rupert, B.C. The gillnetter built by master boat-maker Isamu Matsumoto belonged to a Japanese-Canadian fisherman. However, it was confiscated from him in 1942 when he and 22,000 other Japanese-Canadians were forced into internment camps during the Second World War. Today, the Slocan Valley Historical Society is trying to raise between $20,000 and $30,000 to restore the boat to display it on a permanent dry dock near the village of Slocan in the West Kootenay region. >click to read<17:10

Fire engulfs fishing boat at Squalicum Harbor

Fire heavily damaged a commercial fishing boat while it was docked at Squalicum Harbor Saturday morning. >click to read< A 58-foot commercial fishing vessel tied up at Squalicum Harbor suffered heavy damage and created a plume of black smoke visible through much of Bellingham Saturday morning after catching fire. Photo’s, Video >click to read<09:53

Alder Point man sentenced for damaging fishing boat

A 33-year-old Alder Point man has been sentenced in connection with an assault and damage to a fishing boat. Kenneth Anthony LeBlanc was sentenced on charges of assault, mischief under $5,000 (he was initially charged with mischief over $5,000), uttering a threat and two counts of breaching court orders. The offences are alleged to have occurred between May and June 2017 in Alder Point. He was charged after a fishing boat was damaged at the Alder Point wharf. Video tape evidence showed LeBlanc throwing rocks at a window on the boat and later of LeBlanc damaging an exhaust stack along with the vessel’s mast, which contained an electronic system. Repairs to the vessel totalled $3,436.66. >click to read<

Penzance fishing trawler crashes into rocks in front of spectators in Plymouth

A fishing trawler from Cornwall has crashed onto rocks at Plymouth in the night. A lifeboat from the Plymouth RNLI rushed to the aid of the Algrie at about 9.45pm yesterday (October 7). The 70ft vessel had struck rocks of Mount Batten Pier. HM Coastguard and Devon and Cornwall Police also attended the incident but little could be done as the Algrie was stuck on the rocks. Passersby watched the drama and captured photos of the accident. Photo gallery, click here to read the story 10:26

Garnish fisherman back to sea six weeks after boat sinks

Just over six weeks after their fishing boat hit a sunker and sank near Brunette Island, off the Burin Peninsula, Preston Grandy and his wife Tonia are getting the vessel ready for the fishing season. “I didn’t think we would get her back from Brunette, let alone six weeks later to have her all redone and back fishing.” It was thanks to the help of others, as well, she said. click here to read the story 09:14

Two dead after fishing boat goes down off Vancouver Island near Tofino

Two people are dead and three others were treated and released from hospital Sunday after a fishing boat went down off the west coast of Vancouver Island near the remote tourist community of Tofino. All five people on board the vessel were taken to shore Sunday afternoon, but health officials later confirmed that two of them had died, Coast Guard spokesman Dan Bate said in a statement. The 8.5-metre-long catamaran was fishing for halibut near Bartlett Island, north of Tofino, B.C., on Sunday afternoon, he said. Someone on the boat made a distress call around 1:20 p.m., said Sub-Lt. Melissa Kia with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria. Details are sketchy. click here to read the story 11:04

The RCMP says two Alberta men died when a sport-fishing vessel overturned and sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday. The Mounties say the men are 32 and 42 years old, but their names and hometowns haven’t yet be released. click here to read the story 15:46

Woman found dead on a fishing boat in Westport

Digby RCMP are currently investigating the death of a woman in Westport. RCMP received a 911 call about 5 p.m. Dec. 22, which led police to a fishing vessel at a public wharf in Westport. RCMP found a 20-year-old female deceased on the boat. Digby RCMP Cpl. Sean Boulger said the death is unexplained. “We are trying to figure out how she came to be on that boat,” he said. “The community is cooperating and obviously this is very upsetting for the family.” The family of the deceased woman has been notified.  Read the article here 10:53

Stubborn fire burns aboard fishing boat at Port Townsend Boat Haven

Peninsula Daily News – PORT TOWNSEND — A commercial fishing vessel on the ground at the Boat Haven caught fire when welding sparks ignited combustible material in the hold, firefighters said. continued