Captain Mark Ring and crewman hauling lobster traps in the early morning along Gloucester’s backshore.
As part of my Piping Plover project, I often stop by Revere and Winthrop beaches when heading to and from job sites in Boston and Cambridge. While at Revere Beach yesterday, several TV news trucks pulled up in front of the police station and cameramen set up their cameras. I imagined perhaps another whale had washed ashore but bones of what are believed to be human have been collected by police.
I didn’t have time to stick around and learn more although not much else is know at this time.
For a few moments she was on her side and I think I could hear my heartbeat. She righted herself, was towed away from the rocks by Unity, and headed home by her own power.
The Anne Rowe became grounded at about 4:30am. Crew members self-evacuated onto the rocks as the Coast Guard was dispatched. Rescuers waited until near high tide before towing. The Anne Rowe was safely towed off the rocks by Unity at about 2:00pm, an hour before high tide.
Also Check Out Kim Smith’s up Close Photos from Daybreak This Morning-
UPDATE: Rescue Footage From Kim Smith-
<em>For a few moments she was on her side and I think I could hear my heartbeat. She righted herself, was towed away from the rocks, and headed home by her own power. </em>
Also It was 2011 that The Miss Fern Went Hard aground In The same Spot-
UHMM ABOUT THE MISS FERN, THE FIRST BOAT TO LAND A TUNA IN THE 2014 BLUEFIN BLOWOUT? IT WAS UP ON THE ROCKS OFF EASTERN POINT SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
This is very close to where The Miss Fern went aground a couple years back-
A lobster boat caught fire off the coast of Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Friday morning according to the United States Coast Guard.
They say the operator of the “Dawn Breaker” attempted to fight the fire with a fire extinguisher, but could not keep up with the flames.
The operator contacted officials with his exact location after activating a personal locator beacon, then jumped from the 28-foot ship. A good samaritan aboard a skiff safely pulled him out of the water in less than 15 minutes.
The operator was brought back to shore, where he was evaluated by EMTs.
It is unclear how the ship caught fire, but the Coast Guard called the operator a “true professional mariner” and said he did everything right after the mishap.
From NECN and CBSLocal
The lobstermen’s greatest concern is safety; safety for their crew, the observer-spy, and for themselves, along with the liability issues and lawsuits that will fall squarely on their shoulders when the accidental injury or drowning invariably occurs. The financial burden will be huge because of the adjusted insurance rates and the fact that the boats will now be forced to carry expensive safety equipment; combined costs in the tens of thousands of dollars. The observer-spies carry sleeping bags, pillows, personal coolers, measuring boards, baskets, and buckets. When asked about her experience on a lobster boat, NOAA representative Sara Weeks admitted that she had never been on a lobster boat. On a small boat, where there is barely enough room for a second crew member, the panelists did not seem to comprehend the dangerous situation they are forcing upon the lobstermen.
The president of the Massachusetts Lobsterman’s Association, Arthur Sawyer, pointed out that although over fifteen years of data has been collected by the state of Massachusetts, this information was not sought by NOAA. The company contracted by NOAA to carry out the gestapo-like spy program is called MRAG Americas. Andrew Rosenberg owns MRAG. He was also the former Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (or the fox evaluating the chicken coop, see below).
Reportedly, MRAG is paid approximately $800.00 – $900.00 for every spy. The spy is paid roughly $125.00 to $150.00. MRAG pockets the rest (this program is huge and there are thousands upon thousands of these observer-spies). Now that there are few to no ground fishing boats on which to position the spies, MRAG and NOAA have suddenly targeted the Massachusetts lobstermen. Afterall, they have to keep the gravy train collecting our tax payer dollars to spy on our fellow citizens.
“Sea days” are the number of days the lobstermen will be forced to allow an observer-spy on their boat. This information, although available to the NOAA representatives, was conveniently and purposefully withheld from the lobstermen at the time of the meeting.
The “Rizla II” passes Mother Ann, with Boston Skyline in the Background.
Huge Freighter in the background in above photo