Aquarius....Looks like Northstar II Fisheries will be paying for this, with the cost of the cleanup and savage being charged to the company.
Something does not sound right with a vessel like this going down in good weather so close to the inlet. Thankfully the crew had survival suits on, but it leads one to question, 'what went wrong'...
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. - The Coast Guard is on standby but hopeful that diesel fuel from a fishing boat that sank off central New Jersey won't hurt the environment.
Three fishermen from the 69-foot boat were being evaluated at a hospital after being rescued early yesterday off Manasquan Inlet.
The Susie II called for assistance about 12:15 a.m. as it took on water about a half-mile northeast of the inlet's jetties, the Coast Guard said.
A rescue boat found the men in the water in survival suits.
The boat's owner is working with a salvage company to raise the craft, Coast Guard Petty Officer Chris McLaughlin said. Divers were in the water plugging holes in the boat, he said.
Diesel fuel on the water's surface is moving out to sea, McLaughlin said. "As far we know, it's minimally affecting the environment," he said.
Unlike oil, diesel fuel evaporates quickly in water, especially on hot days, he said.
The boat had an estimated 100 gallons of hydraulic fluid, 35 gallons of lubricating oil, and between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel, McLaughlin said.
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