INJURY AT SEA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Our staff is working remotely until further notice to help protect our employees, clients, and our communities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our legal team will be answering calls, voicemail, and email, and will conduct all business by telephone, video conference, email or other electronic means. IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED AT SEA WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP! We are still available 24/7 to talk about your case. We appreciate your patience until we are able to resume full and normal operations of all of our offices. We will get through this together!

F/V Seafarer and two crew lost

Morning of March 6, F/V SEAFARER and her crew of three headed was disabled and on tow by her sister ship, F/V CAPTAIN ALEX. The tow was lost and SEAFARER disappeared from view. Her EPIRB signal alerted the Coast Guard at 10:39 a.m. The Coast Guard arrived about fifteen miles east of Assateague Island, MD, and found Patrick Small of NC, in a raft with hypothermia and a head injury. He was airlifted to hospital care.

The other two fishermen, said to be Walter Tate, Sr., and his nephew, Steve Tate, both also of North Carolina, remain missing. Seas at the time were 8 to 12 feet with winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour; the Coast Guard suspended the search yesterday evening as rain and cloud cover increased with winds reaching 60 per hour, but resumed their efforts at daybreak today. At 1:00 p.m. EST today, after searching over 560 square nautical miles, the search was again suspended.

Posted in:

Comments are closed.

Contact Information