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Dinah Jane to be Scrapped
As the U.S. Coast Guard continues it's investigation into the dual sinking of two boats owned by Carlos Rafael, one of the vessels is headed to the scrapyard.
Mitchell on Codfather Permits
In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell explains why, under the government's current plan, 'Codfather' Carlos Rafael could make millions from his jail cell while doing time for his admitted fishing scheme.
Coast Guard Rescues
BOSTON (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued crews from two sinking fishing boats off the coast of Massachusetts.
The Coast Guard said it responded to two separate rescue calls on Wednesday from boats that were taking on water...
Waterfront Drug Arrests
Eight people have been arrested after drug raids on New Bedford fishing boats.
National, state, and local law enforcement officials conducted a two-day drug search operaton on New Bedford's waterfront, seizing heroin and opiates that fishermen were intending to use at sea...
Rafael Charges Not Common
For some it's a shock, while others had suspicions confirmed as prominent New Bedford fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was hauled away in handcuffs by federal officials Friday.
Jim Kendall of New Bedford Seafood Consulting was caught off-guard by the accusations that Rafael had lied to the feds about…

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