Sunday, December 28, 2008

Man Rescued In Survey Vessel Off NY Harbor

The Coast Guard says a survey boat operator has been rescued after water began pouring into his vessel as it approached New York Harbor. Coast Guard officials say water started flooding in through a broken bow light fixture on the Michele Jeanne around 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ambrose Channel.
The Michele Jeanne
Officials say the boat's bilge pumps were overwhelmed, and the 34-foot vessel likely would eventually have sunk if help hadn't arrived. Coast Guard personnel pulled up within 16 minutes, pumped out the water and patched the hole. Then Coast Guard vessels escorted the Michele Jeanne to shore in Elizabeth, N.J. No one was hurt.

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