On January 3, 2009 the F\V Patriot was lost at Sea with both crewmen. Here is the story from the Gloucester Daily Times and a few photos I took of the Patriot in 2008. Also, Joey has some great pictures and video of inside the Patriots wheelhouse and engine room.
From the Gloucester Daily Times;
Trawler tragedy claims lives of two fishermen
“By Richard Gaines The Gloucester Daily Times Sun Jan 04, 2009, 10:52 PM EST
As president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, Angela Sanfilippo has dealt many times with tragedy at sea. It never gets easier.
“This is a shocker,” she said Saturday, referring to the loss of the Patriot and the lives of two local fishermen. “This was the perfect boat. Gloucester has one more time been stricken.”
The two members of a Gloucester fishing family — the husband and father of Josephine Russo — were lost at sea early Saturday when the family-owned Patriot, a modern, 54-foot, steel-hulled trawler fishing alone on Middle Bank, about 15 miles from port, sank after an apparent catastrophic failure.
CLICK THE LINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY; http://www.gloucestertimes.com/Patriot/x645317002/Mourning-the-Patriot
Here are Links to the USCG Final Action Report and the USCG Timeline chart on the F/V Patriot sinking.
Here are the links to Joey’s Videos;