Atlantic Destiny succumbs to damages
March 3, 2021
At approximately noon NST, Ocean Choice received notice from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre that the Atlantic Destiny succumbed to damages sustained on the evening of March 2 and the vessel has sunk.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our offshore fishing vessels we are extremely relieved and thankful that all of our 31 crew members were safely transported ashore and are currently in the process of reuniting with their families and loved ones,” said Martin Sullivan, CEO, Ocean Choice.
“At this time the Company extends a heartfelt thank you to the Canadian and United States Coast Guards as well as the crews of the Cape LaHave, Maude Adams, Atlantic Preserver and Atlantic Protector for their collective efforts to ensure the safety of our crew.”
An investigation into the cause of the incident will be ongoing and we will be fully cooperating with all regulatory authorities.
The Atlantic Destiny is one of Ocean Choice’s six offshore fishing vessels. The vessel harvests frozen at sea scallops; and Riverport, Nova Scotia is the port of call for the vessel. At the time of the incident the vessel was in the George’s Bank area.
Cara Pike, Director, Communications and Marketing, Ocean Choice
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