Fears rise as sealing vessels remain stuck in ice off N.L.
Canadian PressPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2007
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – As many as 100 sealing vessels remain stuck in pack ice off Newfoundland’s northeast coast and southern Labrador, amid concerns of shrinking food and fuel supplies.
Brian Penney, a superintendent with the coast guard in Newfoundland and Labrador, says crew have been evacuated from at least 10 vessels, with non-essential crew already back on land.
Local fishermen have said the pack ice, which is being pressed together by strong northeast winds, is the worst they’ve seen for two decades
....................this must be a bit scary,.Having the pack ice close in around you,.
Apparently even the CoastGuard Ship is presently Stuck too :
aslo on the East coast in Daniels Harbour(is that right?) .......there having landslides,.and have lost a few homes already ( they were evacuated ,thankfully yesterday as a precaution).....today they've expanded the area to avoid,.as it now encompass's the highway in that spot,...........