Friday, September 21, 2007
Sponge Bob Square Pants comes to the rescue off the coast of Gloucester last weekend. It was just after 7 p.m. Saturday when the crew aboard the Gloucester-based fishing vessel Clam Juice reported they were rapidly taking on water off Ten Pound Island. A Coast Guard rescue crew that arrived minutes later began pumping out the boat -- but noticed a large crack in an exhaust pipe.After one of the rescuers said that he wished they had their football to plug the leak, one of the Clam Juice's crewmembers grabbed a Sponge Bob Nerf football that was on board. And not a moment too soon, Sponge Bob was up to the task, sealing the hole and allowing a Coast Guard to tow the disabled vessel back to port.