Lobsterman rescued after boat burns

A lobsterman was forced to jump overboard after his vessel caught fire just off Plum Island on Friday morning.

Luckily for Sam Allen of the Dawn Breaker, two men in a nearby vessel were able to pull him out of the water within 15 minutes.

Though Allen, an Ipswich resident, sustained no injuries, the Dawn Breaker is a total loss.

Read the full story at the Gloucester Times >>

About the author

Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

© Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.