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The Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association is in the process of setting up a fund to help David Sutherland’s Family, as well as the two Orin C crew members who were rescued. Money may be given to the Sutherland Children’s Fund at TD Bank at 2 Harbor Loop. Clothing for the crewmen and age appropriate Christmas gifts for David’s children and grandchild may also be dropped off at TD Bank. The Sutherland children are daughter Lea, age 16, Scott age 13, and daughter Larissa, the mom of baby Franklin.

ORIN C Gloucester Massachusetts


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BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen and recovered a third deceased Thursday after their fishing boat sank 12 miles off Thatcher Island, Gloucester.

A good Samaritan aboard the Foxy Lady notified watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center at about 3 p.m. that the
fishing boat Orin C was disabled and needed a tow.

The Foxy Lady began towing Orin C toward shore, but high wind and waves impeded their effort. A large wave reportedly crashed over Orin C’s bow, causing the boat to flood.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston, who had been monitoring the tow on VHF radio, launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester.

The crew arrived on scene, passed a pump to the Orin C crew, hooked up tow, and made way toward Gloucester against 30 knot winds and 8-foot seas.

While initially effective, the pump was eventually unable to keep up with flooding coming over the boat’s bow and it began sinking

Per protocol, the Coast Guard crew broke tow and maneuvered swiftly back toward Orin C for the three fishermen.

The plan for safest rescue from the boat was to have each crewmember enter the water and be recovered one at a time. The first rescue went
as planned, but the boat began sinking too quickly so the remaining two crewmembers abandoned the boat together.

When the boat crew recovered the two men, one of them was unresponsive. They began CPR immediately, and continued for more than
an hour, while they pushed toward shore.

They arrived at Gloucester at about 10:30 p.m., where local EMS and a medical examiner were awaiting their arrival, and pronounced the man dead.

The other two men were reported uninjured.

“We’re reminded tonight how dangerous and unforgiving the sea can be,” said Chief Petty Officer Stephen Veda, the command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “This is a tragic end to a very harrowing case – the effects of which will be felt throughout the entire maritime community for some time,” he said.

The Coast Guard is broadcasting a safety notice to mariners navigating in the vicinity of where Orin C is thought to have sunk.

The cause of the sinking is under investigation.

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Yellow Lobster Landed By The F/V Orin C 9/28/12 At Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Company

I added these photos to our largest documented photo set of mutant lobsters ever documented at one dock in the entire universe– you can view the slideshow of all the crazy lobster landed here by clicking the set at the bottom of this post.

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Tom Ring holds a normally colored lobster next to the yellow one landed today.

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Captain Lou Williams Catches A “Rare For These Waters” Triggerfish

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We usually see one of these a year.  In the past years Aaron aboard the Lady Margaret, Doc Herrick aboard the Dog and I caught one.  If you notice all three got landed in August with the warm water temps.

Triggerfish At Captain Joe’s

Posted on August 12, 2009 by Joey C

Day before yesterday Aaron on The Lady Margaret brought in this Triggerfish.  In my 33 years down the dock and after handling a bajillion pounds of fish at our dock I’ve only seen a couple of these.  The wikipedia page … Continue reading →

Johnny “Doc” Herrick Catches A Triggerfish

Posted on August 30, 2010 by Joey C

We don’t see these too often.  About once or twice a year.  Dave Jewell caught one a year or two ago and we got some video for you below. This picture was taken by FOB Joey Ciolino when Joey and … Continue reading →

Gloucester At Dawn- Captain Joe and Sons 5:10AM 3/31/12

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This one looks really nice full screen. The detail in the background is stuff the human eye doesnt see at ths time of the morning but is only captured with the long exposure taken at three different focal lengths and then combined so everything is in relative focus.


Tom Ring In The Office

Here is Tom Ring sitting across from my desk here in the office.  Tom Fishes for Lou Williams aboard The Orin C but used to fish with Linda Greenlaw, the female skipper from the Perfect Storm.  Tom is one of the great storytellers on the Gloucester waterfront.  Every time he steps foot in the office you can be assured there will be a spectacle.

Tom Ring In The Office, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Here is a picture of Tom’s hand-

Fishermen Hands- Tom Ring, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Tom Ring Aboard The Orin C

Tom used to fish with Linda Greenlaw.  You can check out her website by clicking this text. He tells me that she is in the process of doing a show about swordfishing but the first trip they went out they ended up having to return to port broke down.

Tom Ring Aboard The Orin C, originally uploaded by captjoe06.