Category: Massachusetts Maritime News

Seven Rescued From Sinking Fishing Vessel Off Cape Cod

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Massachusetts Maritime News on September 25, 2012

According to the USCG crews from the Cutter Seneca assisted seven people aboard a sinking fishing vessel about 150 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday. Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center say they received a distress call from the 79-foot F/V Linda at approximately 2:02 p.m. reporting… read more

Towboat U.S. Captain Found Dead

Posted in Massachusetts Maritime News on May 16, 2012

The captain of a 29-foot towboat went missing on Wednesday and was later found dead after issuing a distress call that his vessel was taking west of Pocasset, Mass. near Buzzards Bay.

Fisherman Dies After Falling Into Freezing Harbor in New Bedford MA

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Massachusetts Maritime News on February 4, 2011

NEW BEDFORD, MA – On Tuesday, January 28, 2011, a fisherman died after falling into the icy New England waters while boarding a fishing boat near Eastern Fisheries on Hassey Street in New Bedford, MA. New Bedford is located in Bristol County, Massachusetts in the southwestern part of the state about 58 miles south of… read more

Fishing Boat Sinks in Scituate, MA After Crash With Freighter

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Injured Fishermen,Massachusetts Maritime News,US Coast Guard (USCG) on February 3, 2011

SCITUATE, MA – A fishing boat sank in Scituate harbor after it collided with a 600-foot cargo ship on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Scituate is located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts in the southeastern part of the state, about in the 31 miles southeast of Boston.

Seaman Injured After Falling From Barge in Nantuckett, MA

Posted in Barge Accidents,Injured Fishermen,Jones Act,Maritime Law,Massachusetts Maritime News on January 19, 2011

NANTUCKETT, MA. – A seaman employed by Toscana Corporation barge was injured Tuesday, December 18, after being pinned between a barge and Steamboat Wharf and then falling into the freezing water. The incident occurred as workers on the Toscana Corporation barge were attempting to untie the vessel after unloading material at the wharf in rough… read more