By Tina Comeau
PUBNICO, N.S. – A Yarmouth County boat sank on the February holiday.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is investigating the Feb. 15 sinking of the fishing vessel that occurred off Yarmouth.
According to the TSB, the Don Cadegan ran aground and subsequently sank on Monday. The TSB said the three-person crew was picked up by another fishing vessel.
When contacted by the Vanguard, the owner of the Don Cadegan said he did not know a lot of details, but said everyone on board the vessel at the time of the incident had been safely picked up by another vessel.
The vessel ran aground near Murder Island, one of the islands in the Tusket Islands chain. From the Pinkney’s Point wharf late Monday, albeit a distance away, the riggings of the fish dragger were visible from shore.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says it was not contacted about the incident when it happened on Monday and says therefore it does not have a report of the occurrence.
A Transportation Safety Board spokesperson said the TSB would have more details to provide later after its investigators know more about what happened.