Formidable weather challenged rescue ...

Formidable weather challenged rescue of 3 fishermen

There are 1 comment on the Newsday story from Feb 14, 2008, titled Formidable weather challenged rescue of 3 fishermen. In it, Newsday reports that:

Jose Barcian, Ricardo Brga and Samuel Pereira, who abandoned the foundering 38-foot fishing boat "Green Eyes," out of New Bedford , Mass., less than a half-hour before the helicopter arrived, suffered no ...

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Former LIer 2

Williamston, SC

#1 Feb 14, 2008
I am glad to see no lives were lost and that the fisherman had the presence of mind to have survival suits on board for just this type of emergency.
What ever happened to the CG cutter from Fire Island Inlet? We had to dispatch cutters from Montauk and Jersey? Where did the air station go that was at Floyd Bennett Field by JFK Intl' Airport? Oh, thats right- boaters do not generate revenue to pay for this stuff. Sorry guys- Budget cutbacks and reallocation of funds to finance pork projects. Once again, government in its finest hour- from the House of Reps to the Senate and the President (past and present).

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