Cargo Ship Collides with Fishing Boat

Monday, June 19, 2006
A 600-ft. bulk cargo ship, the Servet Y, hit the 35-ft. a fishing vessel, the Tip Sea, on St. Pierre Bank. The bulk carrier hit the fishing vessel about 25 nautical miles southwest of St. Pierre at about last Wednesday. Damaged, but not taking on water, the fishing boat was helped back to its homeport of Rose Blanche on Thursday by the Canadian Coast Guard vessel the W. G. George. No one was injured in the incident. A spokesperson for Transport Canada, said an investigation is ongoing and could last up to several months. Both vessels were equipped with radar, however, the small fishing vessel would present only a small target on the larger ship’s radar and the smaller vessel’s radar would have limited range. Source: Gulf News

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