Crew abandon sinking scallop boat

Digby fishermen rescued from life raft, on way home

Published on January 17, 2014

The Lady JLN

©Lee Dugas photo

(Corrected for boat name, Brittany & Madison 3)

Crew of the Digby scallop vessel Lady JLN were rescued tonight after abandoning their sinking ship in Chignecto Bay near Parrsboro.


Coast Guard Westport, which was monitoring radio traffic, said the crew took to a liferaft and were picked up by another scallop vessel about 8 p.m.

Early reports said the second vessel was the ‘Soldier Boy’, although the coast guard said the crew were being returned to Digby aboard the Brittany & Madison 3, skippered by the owner of the Lady JLN.

The coast guard could not confirm the Lady JLN had sunk.