By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press - Friday, February 22, 2013 - 0 Comments
HALIFAX – The father of one of the men on board an overturned fishing…
HALIFAX – The father of one of the men on board an overturned fishing boat says the coast guard should never have left the vessel before trying to stabilize it.
George Hopkins said Friday that official search crews may have needlessly lost track of the Miss Ally, which capsized sometime Sunday with five men on board.
Hopkins, whose 27-year-old son Joel is among the missing fishermen, conceded that the coast guard may not have been able to search the inside of the 13-metre fishing boat but it could have kept an eye on it.
By The Canadian Press - Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:46 PM - 0 Comments
HALIFAX – A search was underway Monday for five halibut fishermen whose vessel capsized…
HALIFAX – A search was underway Monday for five halibut fishermen whose vessel capsized off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia in 10-metre seas lashed by hurricane-force winds.
The 13-metre boat, based in Woods Harbour, N.S., had a crew of five on board when it sent out a distress signal Sunday at 11 p.m., said navy spokesman Lt. Peter Ryan.
“The weather out there was very poor, low visibility and high winds and very challenging seas,” he said in an interview from the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax.
By The Canadian Press - Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:00 AM - 0 Comments
HALIFAX – An overnight search that covered a vast area of rough seas off…
HALIFAX – An overnight search that covered a vast area of rough seas off Nova Scotia’s south coast had yielded no sign by early today of five missing fishermen or their capsized vessel.
The 13-metre vessel sent a distress signal Sunday at 11 p.m. from a location about 120 kilometres southeast of Liverpool.
A spokesman for the Halifax search and rescue co-ordination centre says ocean conditions during the night were extremely rough.
“Seas were six metres, there were high winds, the weather was very tricky,” said Lt. Peter Ryan.
“They have found nothing yet, and at this point 7,000 square miles have been searched.”