Distressed N.L. fishing vessel expected in Greenland this afternoon

Deana Stokes Sullivan
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A YouTube video has been released, showing operations Monday to assist a fishing vessel in distress in the Davis Strait, about 270 miles northeast of Iqaluit.

Still image from a YouTube video of a distressed fishing vessel in the Davis Strait.

The Newfoundland fishing vessel, with about 30 people on board, hit ice and made a distress call Sunday night to the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax.

On Monday afternoon, Major Rhonda Stevens of the Joint Task Force Atlantic said JRCC Halifax was working closely with Greenland authorities to have a Danish warship dispatched to provide further assistance to the crew.

The video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szeVKm800hw shows electric pumps to help with remove water from the vessel being dropped from a Hercules plane above the 220-foot long fishing vessel.

The Danish warship Knud Rasmussen arrived on the scene late Monday afternoon.

Two technicians boarded the vessel in distress, and assisted with three electric pumps and an additional gas pump.

JTF Atlantic Tweeeted Monday night that the fishing vessel in distress had crossed into the JRCC Greeenland’s area of responsibility en route to Nuuk, estimated time of arrival 1600 hours zulu, which would be about 12:30 p.m. today Newfoundland time.

Other search and rescue assets were standing down. JRCC Halifax also confirmed that

the crew’s next of kind had been notified of the situation. “The F/V is proceeding under escort of the HMCD Knud Rasmussen at 7 kts and is enroute to Nuuk GL. JRCC is in contact with company,” JTF Atlantic also Tweeted.

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Organizations: Joint Rescue Co

Geographic location: Greenland, Newfoundland, Nuuk

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  • vic
    February 23, 2016 - 13:03

    fishing vessel