Lobstermen

Lobsterman was Rescued After Being Impaled

A U.S. Coast Guard received a call around 10:15 a.m. from a crewmember aboard a lobster boat requesting aid. A 41-year-old lobsterman had been impaled with knife around 130 miles east of Cape Cod. The man ended up being rescued by helicopter and taken to the hospital. Common Causes of Lobster Fishing Accidents Lobstermen don’t … Continue reading Lobsterman was Rescued After Being Impaled

This Female Fisherman is Trying to Bring Women in the Commercial Fishing Industry Together

In 2013, the captain of a commercial lobster boat started a Facebook group. And while that in and of itself is not unusual, the fact that this captain is a woman is. The name of the Facebook group is “Chix Who Fish,” and it is a group created with the intention of bringing other women … Continue reading This Female Fisherman is Trying to Bring Women in the Commercial Fishing Industry Together

When is National Lobster Day?

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You may want to enjoy a nice lobster dinner with melted butter next Friday because it has been designated National Lobster Day. Two sponsors who pushed to designate September 25 as National Lobster Day, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, released a statement about why the day is important for people in the northeast. “The … Continue reading When is National Lobster Day?

Lobstermen Rescued After Nine Hours in Raft

Even experienced boaters can have mishaps on the water. All it takes is a dark night, some thick fog and an inconveniently positioned rock or two. Two Maine lobstermen spent one terrifying night adrift in an inflatable life raft after their fishing vessel hit a ledge in thick fog last month and quickly sank. The … Continue reading Lobstermen Rescued After Nine Hours in Raft

Maritime Attorney Wins Million Dollar Verdicts

By Nancy Drucker The Standard-Times 1985 NEW BEDFORD – He is a tough, aggressive lawyer who recently won a $1.7 million award from Hathaway Machinery. The result: The 75-year-old New Bedford company has filed for bankruptcy. Twenty years ago, that same lawyer was just as aggressive.  A company that insured 100 New Bedford fishing boats … Continue reading Maritime Attorney Wins Million Dollar Verdicts

$1.25 Million Awarded in Weather Suit

$1.25 Million Awarded in Weather Suit By Joanne Ball The Boston Globe August 13, 1985 US District Court judge yesterday ordered the federal government to pay $1.25 million to the families of three lobstermen who died during a 1980 hurricane off Georges Bank which the government’s weather equipment failed to predict. Judge Joseph Tauro’s award … Continue reading $1.25 Million Awarded in Weather Suit

U.S. Weather Agency Held Liable in Storm Deaths

U.S. Weather Agency Held Liable In Storm Deaths By The Associated Press The New York Times December 22, 1984 BOSTON, Dec. 21 – A Federal district judge ruled today that the National Weather Service’s parent agency was liable for the death of three lobstermen lost at sea after forecasters failed to predict a storm 150 … Continue reading U.S. Weather Agency Held Liable in Storm Deaths

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