- February 13, 2012 - 19:18
Have you seen this? A new short film about the Ocean Ranger. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msg-qg_du5c
- bernard kelly
- February 12, 2012 - 13:19
Having just read your article on the Ocean Ranger tragedy it brought back some memories for me. I'm originally from Bay Bulls and joined the Navy in 1965...you see there is an Ocean Ranger, Hmcs Assiniboine connection here.....I was a killick(leading seaman sparker)(radioman) in Assiniboine and we were just returning from a 14 day fisheries patrol off the grand banks when the fog came in so thick we couldn't see the gun from the bridge anyway it rough as hell, at night and we were slowly steaming along when the radio operator in the OR came up on the VHF to announce unknown vessel you're inside our bouys and our captain (Gordon Edwards) replied, whats the matter haven't you seen a warship before??? and Or's radio operater snapped right back (must have been a Newfoundlander) "Not this bloody close when its this bloody rough, needless to say we got out of there and to this day whenever I see anything on the Ocean Ranger and in view of what happened a year later it still brings an ironic smile for the bit of humour in pretty miserable conditions that it brought.. I knew Richard Putt from the Goulds and I think of him and this incident often...RIP.....