Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection
BOSTON – The former captain of a New Bedford fishing boat owned by Carlos Rafael, a/k/a β€œThe Codfather,” was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for interfering with a U.S Coast Guard inspection of a fishing boat off the Massachusetts coast. Thomas D. Simpson, 57, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years of probation, with the first...

Video Update: Coast Guard MEDEVACs fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Mass.

Video Update: Coast Guard MEDEVACs fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Mass.
BOSTON β€” The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman 60 miles east of Chatham, Mass., at approximately 7 a.m., Monday. At approximately 3:15 a.m. Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Bulldog, homeported in New Bedford, Mass., that a 51-year-old crewmember had partially severed a finger while conducting a repair...