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Friday, October 23, 2009

Fishing Boat Escorted to Safety

A Sea King Helicopter and a ship have escorted a distressed fishing boat back to port in Nova Scotia after a few scary moments this morning. Major James Simiana with the Joint Rescue Coorindation Centre in Halifax tells CHSJ news the fishing boat, Red Sun, was heading Mataghan, Nova Scotia when it was hit by a large wave, which broke the bridge windows. That caused the boat to flood and the engines to stall.

He says the boat crew was able to get the engines working again but communications were down, requiring the escort.