Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Wreck of the Lady Mary

The Wreck of the Lady Mary: Chapter 1 (gallery)
Lady Mary

AMAZING STORY by the Star Ledger which commissioned a major investigation of this fatal accident in which 5 of the 6 men aboard the scallop dragger Lady Mary  were lost last November off Cape May.  Video below.  Multi-part article with excellent graphics HERE. by award-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt

Reporting began in January 2010 after the U.S. Coast Guard finished its investigative hearings.

For the next seven months, Amy Ellis Nutt and Andre Malok made dozens of trips, to Cape May, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and North Carolina. Those interviewed included: the co-owner of the Lady Mary; the boat’s sole survivor; family members and friends of the six men who died in the sinking; scallop fishermen, especially those working within six miles of the Lady Mary the night she disappeared; the divers who explored the sunken wreck; officials from the Coast Guard and the rescue crew who saved José Arias; and the dock manager for Hamburg Sud, the shipping company that leases the container ship Cap Beatrice.

Back River December 2010

Back River