Two fishing boats, one of them a large herring seiner, sunk this past week in unrelated incidents in the Bay of Fundy.
Crews of both vessels were safely taken off by other fishing boats.
Crew of the Coast Guard station at Westport said the lobster fishing vessel ‘Lady LeBlanc’ sank Tuesday off Meteghan. The crew of four was taken aboard another fishing vessel, ‘Double or Nothing’, and transported safely ashore.
The Coast Guard said cause of the sinking was unknown.
Yesterday, June 2, the herring seiner ‘Moonraker’ was headed to Grand Manan to unload a full cargo of fish when it struck something and began sinking not long after dawn.
The boat, described by the Coast Guard as fairly new and built of fiberglass, sank about 11 a.m. while four or five miles off Grand Manan, Its crew of six was rescued by another fishing vessel, the ‘Cameron G’.