"Bill Dolimount spent 18 months as a deck-hand on the “Blue Mist” before the vessel was lost Feb. 18, 1966. He “saw some bad days on her”, he said; “twice she heaved out when I was on her; including one time when we had a full load of fish onboard but luckily the weather was not bad.”
Men manning the trawlers spent very little time at home with their families, only in port for a few days. A crew member would take a trip or two off. Dolimount luckily decided to stay home during that fateful February voyage of the “Mist” in 1966.
“There was no specific reason I decided to take that trip off”, he said, “and if the ‘Mist hadn’t been lost I would have went back on her for the next trip.”"