Rescued crew headed back to sea to retrieve vessel


Published on March 7, 2017

The crew of the Northern Provider, (L-R) Frank Brown, Junior Brown, Dion Rideout, skipper Brian Anstey and Lorne Hawkins, were rescued from dangerous sea conditions near St. John's Sunday. Some of the sealers are headed back to sea today to retrieve their boat.

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Some members of the crew of the Northern Provider who were rescued Sunday morning are headed back to sea today to bring home their boat.

The five sealers, who had left Carmanville in the vessel Feb. 27, ran into some dangerous stormy weather and were forced to call for help at about 150 nautical miles outside St. John's.

On Sunday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax released a video of the dramatic rescue, which saw the men forced to jump into the freezing water one by one before being hoisted up into a helicopter. Cormorant and Hercules helicopters and two Coast Guard vessels attended the rescue. None of the sealers, who are from Summerford, New World Island, were seriously injured.

The Coast Guard located the Northern Provider on Monday.