- Patriot Stories
- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
What took so long? Coast Guard didn't send help to Patriot for nearly 2 1/2 hours
Coast Guard Station Gloucester, on its own, was not allowed early Saturday to launch a search for a missing fishing boat.Continued ...
Instead, the Coast Guard command in Boston decided not to even begin searching for the Patriot until more than two hours after Station Gloucester was informed that its two-man crew had taken it fishing, and that communication between the boat's co-owners — the captain and his pregnant wife, who was onshore in Gloucester — had ominously ceased, except for the remote radio signal from a fire alarm.
Fishing tragedy draws tributes from overseas
"Scusate non so parlare e scrivere bene l Amerikano."Continued ...
"I apologize for not speaking or writing English," is the translation of that opening to an e-mail message to the Times from Massimo, Vita, Chiara and Isabel, European kin of Gloucester's Matteo Russo.
- Monday, January 5, 2009
The Coast Guard's regional search and rescue chief said yesterday there was no sign of fire involved in the unexplained sinking early Saturday of a working, apparently shipshape commercial fishing boat whose crew of two were found dead in the water.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 4, 2009
- Mourning the Patriot
- Saturday, January 3, 2009
- Sinking of the Patriot a community tragedy