Posted by: Drew | July 11, 2008

Salvage crews salvage fishing boat near Manasquan Inlet July 11, 2008

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The 69-foot fishing boat Susan II is salvaged by a salvage crew after being submerged in 30 feet of water Thursday, July 10, 2008, 800 yards northeast of Manasquan Inlet.The boat sank off the coast of Manasquan Inlet July 2, 2008, with three people aboard who were rescued by a Coast Guard crew from Station Manasquan.
(Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Emilio Mercado)
MANASQUAN, N.J. – The Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey State Police and both Monmouth and Ocean County Office’s of Emergency Management responded today to a boat sinking. The boat is located a half mile northeast of the jetties near Manasquan Inlet.

A crewman aboard the 70-foot fishing boat Susan II, home ported in Gloucester, Mass., called for assistance at approximately 12:25 a.m reporting that they were taking on water. The vessel sank quickly and all three crew members aboard were rescued by the Coast Guard in good condition.

sIt’s estimated that the Susan II was carrying between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel, approximately 100 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 35 gallons of lube oil. Divers have sealed the fuel tank vents stopping any further seepage from the tanks themselves. A fuel sheen two miles long drifts near the 70-foot fishing boat Susan II, which sank with three people aboard Wednesday, July 2, 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Murphy)”

There has been a small release of diesel fuel and lube oil, which created a minor non -recoverable sheen two miles long and 30-feet wide. Due to prevailing winds at the time of the incident the sheen was monitored trailing to the southeast.

A unified command has been established to coordinate and manage the response effort.

The owner of the Susan II contracted Budget Towing to conduct salvage operations. They have contained the fuel leak from the boat and will remain on scene until the vessel is removed.

At this time there has been no impact to local area beaches which will remain open for the July 4th Weekend.

The 70-foot fishing boat Susan II sank a half mile northeast of the jetties in Manasquan Inlet, N.J., with three people aboard Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

080710refloatedThe three people were rescued by a Coast Guard boat crew from Station Manasquan Inlet, the Coast Guard, local and state agencies are working with the owner of the boat on salvage operations.
The 69-foot fishing boat Susan II is salvaged by a salvage crew after being submerged in 30 feet of water Thursday, July 10, 2008.
(Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Emilio Mercado)

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  1. thank god the three were alive


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