The Canadian Press

2008-03-29 | Capsized Sealers witness

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Four sealers were killed March 29th after their disabled fishing trawler, being towed by a coast guard icebreaker, overturned off Cape Breton Island. A sealer who witnessed the incident said no one on the icebreaker appeared to be watching the small vessel. Wayne Dickson said he screamed into his radio as he followed the icebreaker and the sealing boat -- but no one responded. The coast guard vessel the Sir William Alexander was towing L'Acadien Deux when the boat overturned north of Cape Breton. Four men on board drowned while two were rescued. Dickson said the icebreaker tied lines onto the boat improperly and the crew should have been paying more attention.

Date: 2008-03-29
Placeline: ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << drug the boat sideways up over the top of it you laying on her side for I don't know how long and when I when I saw them put the cake throat at that time I started to call the Coast Guard at the stop stop just stop you're going to upset the boat you have to stop and no response >>