Fishing Vessels Collide off Schoodic Point, Maine

June 30, 2010: One person is dead and one rescued following the collision of 2 commercial fishing vessels off Maine’s Schoodic Point.

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The Coast Guard and the Maine Marine Patrol are investigating the cause of the collision between the 34-foot Linda Diane and the 43-foot Master Simon, both out of Winter Harbor, which took place in 9-knot winds and 3-foot seas. Capt. Frank Jordan of the Linda Diane died in the collision. Jordan’s crewman sustained a head injury and was taken to Ellsworth Memorial Hospital by local EMS. His condition is unknown.

At 1:53 p.m., according to a Coast Guard report, the crew of the Master Simon radioed Coast Guard Sector Northern New England on VHF 16 reporting that they had collided with the Linda Diane. The Master Simon crew recovered both Linda Diane crewmembers and brought them to the Winter Harbor town docks, where they were met by the Maine Marine Patrol, the Hancock County Sherriff and local EMS, who transported all 4 men to Ellsworth Memorial Hospital.

The Linda Diane sank in 85 feet of water. No pollution of the surrounding waters has been reported.

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