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Grand Bank councillors hope Yahweh vessel woes coming to end

Another attempt will be made to transport the Yahweh, a former clam trawler, from Grand Bank to its new home in Honduras.
Another attempt will be made to transport the Yahweh, a former clam trawler, from Grand Bank to its new home in Honduras. - Colin Farrell

Repairs underway on board vessel in preparation for departure

GRAND BANK, N.L. —

The Town of Grand Bank has reason to believe it will soon watch the departing stern of the Yahweh, formerly the Atlantic Pursuit.
During the Aug. 26 council meeting, Councillor Jack Burfitt explained repairs to the vessel are currently underway.
“There’s work on going,” he said, “Bud Boland is down there working on the engine, and they're waiting on some parts to come in for the radar because that was all scrapped and made away with before the boat transferred over.”
Once owned by Clearwater Seafoods Ltd., the former clam trawler has spent more than a decade docked in the community. In 2015 the vessel was seized from its previous owners to pay debts owed to the Grand Bank Harbour Authority.
Recently the vessel was purchased by an individual from Quebec, details on the fate of the vessel were not readily known by deadline. 
Attempts to date to transport the vessel out of port have been unsuccessful.
Burfitt told council he didn’t see any reason why the Yahweh would not be able to leave port once repairs have been completed.
“It might take a couple of weeks or whatever, but it’s all going according to planned,” he explained.
 

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