Terra Nova Sinks off Gloucester, Ma 10/25/13

“Coast Guard crews rescue two fishermen east of Cape Ann, Mass.”

name: 1st District Public Affairs
association: U.S. Coast Guard
phone1: (617) 223-8515
address: 408 Atlantic Ave.
city: Boston
state: MA
zip: 02110
email: D1publicaffairs@uscg.mil

“BOSTON − Coast Guard crews rescued two male crew members after a commercial fishing vessel that was taking on water sank three miles east of Cape Ann, Mass., at approximately 10:30 p.m., Friday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification via VHF channel 16 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Friday, that the 65-foot commercial fishing vessel Terra Nova was taking on water with two people aboard.
The crew reported six feet of water in the forward cabin of the vessel and the onboard pumps were not able to keep up with the flooding. The crew anchored the vessel, donned immersion suits and abandoned ship.
Responding were crews from:
– Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Mass.
– Rockport Harbormaster
– Gloucester Harbormaster
– Massachusetts State Police Department
– local good Samaritan vessels
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located the Terra Nova crewmembers in the water and relayed the position to the Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. The crew then rescued the first Terra Nova crewmember. He was hoisted into the helicopter and transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The Rockport Harbormaster rescued the second crewmember and transferred him to awaiting EMS at Coast Guard Station Gloucester. He was then taken by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass.”
Terra Nova at Rose Marine
Terra Nova at Rose Marine

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7 thoughts on “Terra Nova Sinks off Gloucester, Ma 10/25/13

  1. Good post. Glad the men are recovered and trust boat recovery well go well. Sounds like everyone did what they were supposed to do ~ the crew members, the coast guard, the harbor masters, police and the local good Samaritan vessels.


    1. These are always hard to read – being a night even more of a challenge. Very sorry for your loss – wishing you and family condolences…


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