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Atlantic Pride Sinks in Newfoundland

September 24, 1999

Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Halifax, Canada reported a MAYDAY F/V Atlantic Pride to the USCG Atlantic Area Command Center. The six-person crew reported they were sinking, and were donning survival suits in preparation for abandoning ship. A British VC-10 aircraft was diverted along with an Air Station (AIRSTA) Elizabeth City C-130 aircraft. The VC-10 located a strobe light but no sign of survivors. Several vessels were diverted, including a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, to assist with the search. Searches continued by the VC-10 and C-130 yielding a life raft with no people on board. A Canadian C-130 located an aluminum skiff with three people and a second group of three individuals in the water a short distance away. F/V Atlantic Dorothy, arrived first on scene and recovered all six people.

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