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Some of the nets were hauled and the offal from the catch was kept as bait for tuna.There was a balance of about 1,200 tonnes remaining in the overall turbot quota and no vessel trip quota for this species.The vessel was not equipped with outrigger stabilizers. The vessel was rigged for scallop, tuna or gillnet fishing.On 12 October 1994, the "PATRICK & ELIZABETH" was inbound from the fishing grounds.A net box was fitted on the stern deck to stow gillnets but was removed for the scallop fishery.The vessel was reportedly in good condition which is substantiated by inspection records, photographs and video records (see Appendix A).The deck was raised 0.3 m and new decking, a new hatch coaming and a totally new, locally designed superstructure with associated wiring were fitted. The bulwark was planked similar to a ranch-style fence to provide ample freeing ports.The vessel was bought early in 1993, taken to Newfoundland, and renamed by the new owner.

A rebuilt main propulsion engine was installed together with two new 2,273-litre fuel tanks.It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.However, it appears that the vessel was quickly overwhelmed by wind and waves, and that the crew had insufficient time to send a distress message or abandon the vessel safely.At that time, she underwent considerable upgrading/rebuilding.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigated this occurrence for the purpose of advancing transportation safety.