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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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Crewmembers Narrowly Escape Death When Tugboat Sinks in Boston Harbor

Last week, the Emily Anne tugboat sustained a breach in the hull and took on water near the Boston Harbor. The boat began to flood and the captain barely had time to put in a distress call to the Coast Guard before the 55-foot tug went under. Luckily, a local harbor pilot and his crew were just heading back to the city to pick up several ship pilots when they heard the distress call. The harbor pilot captain, also a good friend to the captain of the sunken tug, immediately responded, noting the urgency in the captain’s voice. Harbor Pilot Crew Made a Speedy Rescue to Save Tugboat Crew The harbor pilot and his crew immediately turned around and raced to the sinking tug, having pinpointed the location using a computer. By this time, the crew was already on the water at the end of the North Channel. The harbor…
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