Gerald Keddy, the MP for South Shore St. Margarets offered condolences to the families of the five fishermen lost in a tragic fishing accident last week.
In Parliament, Keddy offered that the seas of the North Atlantic have always been dangerous and although all South Shore communities had experienced losses, it did not make the "burden of grief any lighter" when the Miss Ally capsized with all hands lost.
Keddy noted that the lost fishermen were young with families and that all were experienced and able fishermen and he read their names aloud for the other Members of Parliament.
The South Shore MP also recogized the efforts of local volunteers who helped in the recovery effort as well as the men and women of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the members of the Armed Forces, Coast Guard, Search and Rescue and RCMP who took part in the search and recorvery efforts.
"To the immediate and extended families of the lost fishermen and their communities on behalf of all members of this house we extend our prayers and our deepest condolences.