Crew rescued from sinking ship

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Four people were rescued from a fishing vessel that was taking on water in Newfoundland Saturday morning.

A public relations officer for the Department of National Defence says Search and Rescue got the call around 7:30 a.m.

The officer says the fishing boat started taking on water and its pump stopped working, prompting the people to call for help.

There is no word on whether the boat has since sunk.

The fishermen were less than 40 nautical miles east of St. John’s.

Organizations: Department of National Defence

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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  • Beverley
    July 09, 2012 - 18:32

    I am very thankful to all who were involved in the rescue,my brother,cousin and their shipmates are with us today because of them. I cannot imagine what they and so many other have endured upon those seas. It takes men with a special kind of courage to sail those ships. Again thank you to all involved we owe you a dept that can never be repaid, please know you will always have our eternal gratitude. The Hawco Family

  • harold
    July 08, 2012 - 10:01

    Great job DND / SAR. this is what we expect of you. we also expect you to be there for people in distress in the future and don't expect us to forget your failures in the past. RIP Burton Winters and the others who lost their lives because SAR is not a 24/7 operation

  • Duffy
    July 08, 2012 - 09:47

    Great to hear they are all right and were attended to by the Coast Guard. Thank goodness they didn't need a Helocopter from the military because if there was a little bad weather, or if they were up & running (doubtful) or if a Politician wasn't using it for fishing.............enough said.