Newfoundland Crab Boats Force Canadian Navy Destroyer Back Out To Sea…

Globe and Mail:

One ship was waiting outside St. John’s harbour Tuesday and another was waiting to leave as crab fishermen blocked the port’s entry for a second day. There were unconfirmed reports that a second, smaller group of fishing vessels blocked entry to Bay Bulls harbour, south of St. John’s, early Tuesday.

A Canadian navy destroyer was unable to dock in Newfoundland as planned. “He’s gone back to sea,” said Richard McKenzie of the Canadian Coast Guard’s marine traffic services.

A question of superior firepower, no doubt.

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  1. NOTR says:

    Gotta love the Newfies. They are one of the few remaining ports of free thinking independents in Canada.

  2. Michael says:

    Yep. WE sure are!

  3. Candace says:

    I so love that story! Unfortunately we are land-bound in Alberta so can’t send reinforcements (to the Newfies, not the navy).

    Give ’em hell!