The Canadian Press

1991-10-30 | Ships Storm

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A Japanese fishing trawler with 22 people on board was battered by waves four-storeys high and was in danger of sinking about 175 kilometers south of Nova Scotia's Sable Island. A Canadian fisheries officer aboard the trawler, Judith Reeves of Chester, Nova Scotia, said in an interview by satellite telephone that it was a frightening situation and any rescue was still hours away. (They contained the flooding, got the steering fixed, and made it to port with no loss of life.)

Date: 1991-10-30
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 30 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << so we're hoping that things are going to come down a bit we have a vessel of the Triumph Speed which will be the first couple in the area to render assistance hopefully that will be sometime around it cost for cleaning but unfortunately we won't be able to get a tow line on because of the weather so we're just hoping that some we're not going to do any more damage or otherwise we're going to have to abandon ship and if we do abandon ship I'll leave it up to your imagination >>