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CAPT LOUíS NAUTICAL NEWS 8/14/16

GIRL INJURED BY PROPELLER IN SCITUATE HARBOR
An off-duty firefighter is being credited with helping save the life of a young woman who was seriously injured when her leg was caught in the propeller of a small powerboat in Scituate Harbor. Scituate Fire Chief John Murphy said the woman's friends pulled her back onto the boat after the accident and brought her into Mill Wharf Marina, where an off-duty firefighter-paramedic saw her and rushed to help stop the bleeding. Chief Murphy said the woman, a recent high school graduate from Scituate, was rushed to South Shore Hospital and later moved to Brigham and Womenís Hospital in Boston for surgery. According to the fire chief, the woman was sitting on the back of the boat. When the operator of the boat went forward, she fell backwards into the water. If that off duty fireman wasn't there, there is no doubt that she would have bled to death. The fire chief said the young woman will likely face several more surgeries as doctors try to save her leg.

6 RESCUED OFF SINKING BOAT IN BOSTON HARBOR
And this story just handed to me. A crew from Coast Guard Station Boston rescued six people last night around 2 in the morning after their boat sank in between Castle and Thompson Islands in Boston Harbor. At approximately 1:30 in the morning, someone on the boat called 911 on their cell phone and reached the Massachusetts State Police and told them there were 6 people on board and the boat was sinking. A 45 foot rescue boat crew from Station Boston was on scene in about 15 minutes and found six people in the water near a partially submerged boat. The crew picked up all six and transported them to a pier near the cruise ship terminal for medical evaluation. No injuries were reported and the cause of the sinking is under investigation. Plans are now underway to salvage the boat as it is a hazard to navigation.

BOSTON HARBOR CRUISE FERRY HITS BOATS WHILE DOCKING
Three Boston Harbor Cruises passenger boats were involved in a collision yesterday morning after one of the boats, the Regency, had an unexpected control failure while docking at Long Wharf and collided with the Rookie and the Aurora. Engineers determined a malfunction in one of the engines shifter controls is what caused the captain to lose control and stop the boat. No injuries reported and the company apologized to all those aboard. The Coast Guard is conducting a formal investigation.

WOMAN ATTACKED BY ALLIGATOR IN FLORIDA
A 49-year-old Florida woman, at a fishing camp in the Everglades, was bitten by an alligator. The woman was standing on the dock and dropped a can into the water. When she reached into the water for the can, she was attacked by the alligator. Witnesses said the injury was so severe that it was nearly a full amptutation of her right hand in the wrist. A few bystanders helped the woman, preventing her from falling into the water. When first responders arrived, the woman was slipping in and out of consciousness. She was rushed to the hospital in a helicopter. At last report she was in critical condition. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident.

EL FARO BLACK BOX RETRIEVED
Search crews have retrieved the black box from the wreckage of the freighter El Faro that sank in 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. All 33 crew members were killed including two from Massachusetts. It will be a while before any information will be made available, but investigators are hoping to learn what happened in the hours before the ship went down and the challenges that the crew faced. Besides navigational data, the recorder is supposed to have stored 12 hours of audio from the bridge. The data recorder was flown to the National Transportation Safety Board's lab in Washington for analysis and officials said a transcript of the audio would be released to the public.

SUSPICIOUS BOAT FOUND AT RHODE ISLAND MARINA
A boat was found at Warwick, Rhode Island marina with its motor running and blood and broken glass inside it. Rhode Island's Environmental Police were notified of the suspicious boat that had no one on board after it became entangled with another boat at the marina. Police found additional damage to the boatís hull and determined that it was involved in an accident before it ended up at the marina. Environmental police are now investigating the incident as a possible stolen boat.

SAILOR SUFFERING STOMACH PAINS CALLS COAST GUARD
A woman suffering from abdominal pains was rescued by the Coast Guard near Cuttyhunk Island. The woman and her husband were aboard a 46 foot sailboat when the couple called for help around 7 p.m. A crew from Woods Hole responded to the boat and brought the woman back to shore where she was transported to an area hospital. According to the Coast Guard, she is now in stable condition.

MORE WIND FARMS TO BE DEVELOPED IN NORTHEAST
The East Coast of the United States is being called the "Saudi Arabia of wind" according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The shores off New England and the Mid-Atlantic are "outstanding" wind resources with some areas qualifying in the "superb" classification. Experts said offshore winds might blow harder in the Pacific, but the shallower waters off the Atlantic coast make the east coast more inviting to wind energy developers. The nation's first offshore wind farm, located off Rhode Island, is now in its final stage of construction. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is now considering 7 other sites between New York and Virginia.

FISHERMEN RESCUE DOG THAT FALL OFF FERRY BOAT
This past week, a group of fishermen came to the rescue of a dog that had fallen off a Martha's Vineyard Steamboat Authority's ferry. Passengers and crew aboard another ferry boat, the Island Queen ferry out of Falmouth, saw the dog swimming. Passengers on the ferry boat said the captain of the ferry boat kept circling the dog for 10 or so minutes, hoping someone could reach into the water and pull it in, but the ferry boat was too high. Then some ferry crew members started taking off their shoes and putting on life jackets to jump in, but then fishermen in a smaller boat heard the yelling and screaming and decided to see what it was all about and then they saw the dog swimming. One of the fishermen grabbed a fishing net and stuck it into the water. Amazingly, the dog put his paw in the net and the fisherman pulled him to his boat and hauled him in. The dog was brought to the Oak Bluff's harbormaster's office on Martha's Vineyard where it was reunited with its family.

GREEN LOBSTER AND BLUE LOBSTER CAUGHT IN SAME WEEK
And last on todayís nautical news, fishermen in Maine and Massachusetts hauled in extremely rare lobsters the past few days. One lobster was green and the other lobster was blue. The totally green lobster was caught around Harpswell, Maine. Lobstermen who saw the green lobster said in all their years of fishing, they had never before seen a green lobster. The green lobster was sent to the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor. Closer to home, Wayne Nickerson, a lobsterman In Plymouth, Massachusetts, hauled in a 2 pound, bright blue lobster. They say the chances of catching a blue lobster are one in two million, but this was the second blue lobster that Nickerson had caught. Nickerson said he has offered the blue lobster to the New England Aquarium.


CELEBRATING 24 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"

Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station 95.9FM WATD, streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of recent shows anytime during the week at www.NauticalTalk.com.

* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public
service
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS
PROGRAM"
* Past Judge of IBEX Innovation Products
* Judge of New England Boat Show's Best Exhibitors
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
* Retired Status U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
* Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
* Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
* Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club








 

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CELEBRATING 24 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"

Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou  and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio  station 95.9FM WATD, streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You  can also listen to a replay of recent shows anytime during the week at  www.NauticalTalk.com.

* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public service
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM"
* Judge of IBEX Innovation Products
* Judge of New England Boat Show's Best Exhibitors
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
* Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
* Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
* Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club

"CELEBRATING 23 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"


Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station 95.9FM WATD, Marshfield, and streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of the most recent show anytime during the week at www.nauticaltalk.com.

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