Lost at sea
Dec 11, 2006
Laura Gainey, 25-year-old daughter of hockey star Bob Gainey, was swept from the deck of the 180 foot S/V Picton Castle
late Friday night. The Lunenburg Nova Scotia-based sail training vessel was bound for the Caribbean when the accident occurred about 475 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard have been scouring the area along with a civilian tanker, Mindanao.
Dan Moreland, senior captain of Picton Castle
said that Gainey, a volunteer on the ship, was a strong and able crewmember who had first joined Picton Castle
as a trainee in Cape Town, South Africa. --from the AP