Digby Dispatch Fire and Coast Guard reports for Nov. 24 to 30

Jonathan Riley
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Coast Guard Station Westport had a busy week.

On Monday, Nov. 25 they were called out at 11 a.m. to tow the Thankful Too, broken down halfway to Grand Manan. They secured her in Digby at 5:50 p.m. and were back in Westport for 10:20 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11:25 a.m., they were called out to help the Gabby & Hunter south of Brier Island. They secured her in Yarmouth at 2:30 p.m. and returned to Westport at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5:35 a.m. they were called out to back up the Coast Guard Cutter Courtney Bay out of Saint John with a sinking boat in Dipper Bay near Point Lepreau in New Brunswick.

Both cutters were stood down before they arrived.

Before the Westport crew got home, at 7:45 a.m. they were tasked to tow the Sheila & Heidi, broke down about 11 kilometres west of Cape St. Mary’s.

They picked up the Yarmouth fishing boat at 11:18 a.m., took her into Meteghan for 2:21 p.m. and returned to station at 3:48 p.m.


Emergency dispatch cen­tre reports the following area calls from Nov. 24 to 30:

Bear River – one alarm sounding, one electrical fire, one mutual aid

Digby –one alarm sounding

Freeport – one EHS assist

Havelock – one electrical fire

Smith’s Cove – one motor vehicle collision

Weymouth – one EHS assist, two electrical fires

Organizations: COAST GUARD

Geographic location: Westport, Yarmouth, Grand Manan Brier Island Saint John New Brunswick Meteghan Bear River

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