A fishing community braces for the worst after a six-person scallop boat sinks off Nova Scotia

The search is ongoing for six people who were on board a scallop fishing vessel that activated its emergency beacon early Tuesday morning in the Bay of Fundy.

In a tweet, the Maritime Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) identified the missing boat as the Chief William Saulis. 

The JRCC said the emergency signal came in at 5:51 a.m. AT near Delaps Cove, N.S.

Debris was spotted from the air around 8:22 a.m. Two life rafts washed ashore but no one was on board, said Lt.-Cmdr. Brian Owens, with the JRCC.

“We’re going to continue the search into the rest of the evening and as long as it takes to make sure that we make all possible attempts to find these individuals,” he said.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, he confirmed that the search would continue throughout the night.


  1. I hope you can find them. My grandfather’s family on my mother’s side are fishermen. The danger of the trade made them so superstitious. One can never say certain words or do certain things (like flip over a chunk of fish on your plate).

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