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  Another tragedy has struck the local New England fishing community with the sinking of the F/V MISTY BLUE which is based in New Bedford but owned and operated by companies from Cape May, New Jersey of Atlantic Cape Fisheries, Inc. and F/V MISTY BLUE LLC.   Currently, the USCG, local agencies and good Samaritans are searching for the two missing crew members, one who has been identified as Michael Roberts, 49, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts and Jonathan Saraiva, 22.  The F/V MISTY BLUE sank Monday Evening, December 4, 2017 at approximately 6:10 pm.  The USCG received a distress call from the F/V MISTY BLUE’S EPIRB.  An EPIRB is an emergency radio beacon that indicates the fishing vessels last position.  It can be activated manually by crew members or automatically when the EPRIB hits a certain depth in the ocean. Capt. Eric Arabian, 44 and crew member Colby McMullen, 22 were rescued…
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Have You Seen the New Bedford Fishing Monument?

On June 30th, City Pier 3 at 228 MacArthur Drive in New Bedford received a permanent fixture on the waterfront. The Fishermen’s Tribute Monument, which was unveiled at Tonnessen Park, has been completed and placed to honor all the “men and women—past, present and future—within the fishing industry, especially those who have lost their lives in pursuit of their profession.” This bronze tribute to generations of both commercial fishermen and their families is particularly meaningful to the community, as New Bedford is the number one fishing port in the country. The statue shows a fisherman down on one knee, handing his hat to his son while his daughter clings to his shirt and his wife looks on. The passing of the fisherman’s hat to his son is symbolic of continuing the fishing tradition, while the daughter represents the regret felt in separation. It is not clear if the fisherman is…
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Be Our Guest to the New Bedford Commercial Marine Expo

On April 27th through the 28th, Latti & Anderson LLP will be attending the Commercial Marine Expo (CME) in New Bedford, Massachusetts and we would like you to join! You can pay $20 at the door upon arrival. However, if you contact our office at 1 (800) 392-6072 or contact us online, we can send you an invitation that will allow you to attend the Commercial Marine Expo for free! The Commercial Marine Expo is the Largest Commercial Marine Trade Show The CME is the Atlantic Seaboard’s biggest commercial marine trade show. No matter your job in the maritime industry, the CME is a great opportunity to price, compare or buy all of the industry’s new equipment, safety gear, technology and check out demonstrations. The CME welcomes: Owners and operators of commercial vessels Military workers, such as the Coast Guard, Navy and security personnel Workers in the shipping industry Commercial…
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