Watch retired commercial lobsterman Phil Mason talk about his hypothermia survival story and get tips from Fishing Partnership Project Safety Officer Russell Kingman on Preventing Hypothermia in Commercial Fishermen.
Category: Stories that Save Lives
The Commercial Fishing Library donated by Provincetown fisherman Alex Brown is a special library collection located in Fishing Partnership’s Chatham office. This is the start of the development of a special collection of commercial fishing books, some of which date back to 1880.
When the fishing vessel Rebecca Mary sank on June 17, 2020 forty miles off Nantucket, Captain Kevin Ralph and his 3-man crew experienced what every fisherman dreads. Despite calm seas, secured hatches and little wind, the night watchman observed the boat suddenly taking on water in the pre-dawn hours.
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