Father of crewman says coast guard should never have left capsized fishing boat

Feb 22, 2013 Full story: Lethbridge Herald

Falon Nickerson speaks to reporters following a meeting with RCMP officials at the mobile command post in Woods Harbour, N.S. on Friday, Feb.

Full Story
scared yet

Burlington, Canada

#1 Feb 23, 2013
Dave

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Feb 23, 2013
I don't live on the ocean but I have a respect for it based on fear of it's strength especially during storms.
I do not blame the father of one of the fisherman expressing his disappointment in the searchers loosing sight of the overturned boat.
It was Sunday when it was considered missing and Thursday when the decision was made though.
Nice to have some bodies to bury as the closure may have been easier but if it had cost a life to do so it would have only made things worse. If the mission is between search and rescue or reclamation the right thing to do is to follow established practice. The practice could be looked at again but I think it would be considered reasonable to maintain that avenue.
Still, I cannot imagine how these people manage the grief that these situations bring. Many families have suffered loss of brothers, husbands, grandfathers and neighbours over the years. Bless them all.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Boat Disaster Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Malaysia Air search zone spreads on analysis of... Dec 12 _malon_goblok 2
Migrants intercepted off Lesvos, up to four fea... Dec 6 Aegean island of ... 1
Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat sinks off Oregon Nov 30 Cordwainer Trout 1
Why space tourism is worth the risk Nov 28 Andarz Abedini 4
Cli-Fi: New climate fear genre Nov 22 SpaceBlues 11
Discrediting Space Tourism Insults the People W... Nov '14 SpaceBlues 1
Council schedules public hearing on water rate ... (Sep '13) Nov '14 james marple 4
More from around the web