Donna Lynn

Vessel Details


At 12:30 a.m. on March 29, 1977, the scalloper Donna Lynn was rammed by a 682-foot Israeli cargo ship, the Zim Genova, about 20 miles south-southeast of Shinnecock Inlet, on Long Island, New York. Bernardo "Barney" Lopes was lost over the side. The other twelve members of the crew survived. A search by the Coast Guard and the crews of nearby vessels failed to recover Mr. Lopes' body. The Donna Lynn returned to New Bedford and docked at Fairhaven Marine.

The survivors included Captain Francis E. Carter and crew member Albert L. Doucette.

Name Age
Bernardo Lopes 41

  • Trade Indicator: Fishery scalloper
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  • Year Built: 1965
  • Ship Builder: Harvey Gamage Boat Yard, S. Bristol, Maine
  • Owner: Donna Lynn Fishing Corp., Francis E. Carter
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  • Service: Commercial fishing
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  • Length (ft): 97 ft
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