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Capt Lou's Nautical News 7/26/15

ANOTHER DIVER LOST DIVING DOWN TO ANDREA DORIA WRECK
The US Coast Guard has called off its search for a 64-year-old diver lost off Nantucket. The man, who has not been identified, is presumed dead. The crew aboard the commercial diving boat John Jack notified the Coast Guard that the diver never resurfaced after a deep water dive on the wreck of the Andrea Doria. Divers consider diving down to the Andre Doria is equivalent to mountain climbers who climb to the top of Mt. Everest. So far, 19 divers have died diving on the wreck. A Coast Guard official said they searched for 30 hours, covering more than 400 square miles. The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria sank in 240 feet of water in 1956 after a collision with the Swedish ship, the Stockholm. At least 56 people were killed in that accident.

MYSTERY BLAST ON RHODE ISLAND BEACH SOLVED
Officials in Rhode Island believe they have found the cause of the mysterious blast that rocked Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett two weeks ago. The explosion sent a woman 10 feet into the air and injured her when she landed on a rock jetty. Officials said the explosion was caused by hydrogen gas that built up around a corroded Coast Guard cable buried under the sand. That cable was abandoned long ago by the Coast Guard and has now been removed.

BILLIONS OF SCALLOPS DISCOVERED
NOAA fish counting expert Dvora Hart, a mathematical marine biologist, claims there are more than 10 billion sea scallops off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey. It’s being called one of the biggest scallop sets ever recorded on camera and Dvora thinks the 10 billion is actually a low estimate. She said the scallops outside of the most concentrated area just southeast of Cape May, could spread as far north as Block Island and as far south as the Delmarva Peninsula. NOAA’s underwater cameras took more than 4 million pictures of the whole area. Each picture covered about 10 square feet of ocean floor and showed as many as 350 scallops per image. The find is great news for the Port of Cape May, where scallops have been their number one catch. Before this latest find, NOAA had cut the New Jersey scallop quota back 20 percent the past two years hurting a lot of fishermen.

JAPANESE FARMING ATLANTIC BLUE FIN TUNAS
Sushi lovers are thrilled that Japanese scientists have found a way to farm Atlantic Bluefin tuna. They have been working on the technology for the past 30 years and are now claiming success. Believe it or not, one of the major problems facing the scientists were trying to prevent the tunas from killing themselves in collisions with one another. Swimming at 50 miles per hour in a fenced in pen was dangerous to the fish. Scientists said it takes about 4 years in the pen before the fish are big enough to go to market.

BOAT FIRE INJURES MAN IN EAST BOSTON
This past week a man suffered second-degree burns after his 30 foot boat named Desperado exploded and caught on fire at an East Boston marina. A second person on the boat escaped unharmed. The Boston fire department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire in less than an hour, but the boat still sank. Two nearby boats also sustained minor damage. The owner of the boat was treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Steve Winkler from Boston Sea Tow said a concerned onlooker swam more than 30 feet toward the marina and then helped push the boat toward the firefighters. The smell of gas permeated the air. Investigators believe fumes from previous refueling could have caused the explosion when the owner went to start the boat.

BOAT FIRE IN GLOUCESTER MAKES FAMILY JUMP OVERBOARD
And here is another story about a boat fire. This one happened in Gloucester on the Annisqaum River. The three people on board, a man, woman, and a child, all jumped overboard and were rescued by a passing boater. They were taken to the hospital and treated for what were described as minor burns. Two eyewitnesses at the scene reported hearing a series of explosions after the boat was launched from the boat ramp. It was believed that extra portable gas tanks stored on the boat were the cause of the fire. The boat was a total loss, burnt to the waterline. The Coast Guard, the Gloucester Harbormaster, and the police and fire department all responded to the scene.

THREE BOSTON MEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING BOATS
Three Boston men were arrested for stealing and vandalizing a 45 foot Hatteras sportfishing boat in Boston Harbor. Police said the three will be charged with breaking and entering, trespassing, receiving stolen property, using property without authority, and willful, malicious destruction of property. Bail was set at $500 for each man. The men caught the attention of a Boston police boat after police observed them throwing seat cushions overboard. With help from the Coast Guard, other stolen items like a GPS chart plotter, a solar cell phone charger, and fishing gear were found in a smaller boat that was also stolen by the three. When asked if they owned the boat, the men replied "they didn't know."

AMERICA'S TALL SHIP DOCKS IN CHARLESTOWN
The Coast Guard's training ship, the Eagle, is docked at Pier 4 at the Charlestown Navy Yard and open to the public today until 7 p.m. The Eagle is America's largest tall ship and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. It was built in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany and originally named the Horst Wessel by the German Navy. After WWII, the United States took the Eagle as a war reparation.

MAINE BREWERY MAKING LOBSTER BEER
And last on today's nautical news, a Maine brewery is offering a quicker way to consume two of the Maine’s summertime staples: beer and lobster. That's right! The brewery is making lobster beer. The brewmaster said the beer is made with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt. Now I have heard of boiling the lobsters in beer but I never heard of beer made with lobsters. The beer has 4.5 percent alcohol by volume and is available on a limited basis this summer. The brewmaster added that the lobsters that are boiled in the brewing process are then eaten. “Google” lobster beer to learn more about this product. Can you imagine getting a job as the lobster beer taster?


CELEBRATING 23 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"
Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station 95.9FM WATD, Marshfield, and streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of the most recent show anytime during the week at www.NauticalTalk.com.

* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public service
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM"
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
* Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
* Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
* Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club








 

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* Winner of Mass/Rhode Island Associated Press "BEST TALK SHOW"
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Recipient of Coast Guard's Joshua James Lifesaving Medal for public service
* Recipient of American Lighthouse Foundation's "LEN HADLEY AWARD"
* Winner of Boston's Achievement In Radio "BEST INTERVIEW" AWARD
* Nominated Boston's A.I.R. "BEST PRODUCED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM"
* Member of Boston Harbor Islands National Park Advisory Council
* Member of South Shore Harbormaster Association
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Member of Quincy Bay Race Week Association
* Member of Stellwagen Bank Charterboat Association
*
Member of Boat Writers International
* Life Member of Mass Striped Bass Association
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Life Member and Past Commodore of Metropolitan Yacht Club

"CELEBRATING 23 YEARS ON RADIO STATION 95.9FM WATD"


Listen to the live broadcast of "Nautical Talk Radio" with Capt Lou and crew, Sunday mornings from 11 - 12 noon (Boston time) on radio station 95.9FM WATD, Marshfield, and streaming around the world on www.959watd.com. You can also listen to a replay of the most recent show anytime during the week at www.nauticaltalk.com.

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