Wareham, Marion officials save boat from sinking

Jul 02, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Natural Resources Department Officials work to pump out a boat taking on water Saturday night in Onset harbor

Officials from the Wareham Department of Natural Resources and Marion Harbormaster Department salvaged a boat that was in danger of sinking while moored in Onset harbor during Saturday night's fireworks display.

According to Department of Natural Resource officials, the boat, a 32' flybridge cabin cruiser, was taking on water and on the verge of sinking due to a mechanical issue. Officials, along with responders from TowBoat US Cape Cod/Plymouth, managed to get pumps on board and dewater the vessel with "only inches of freeboard to spare."

The boat was then towed to a marina and hauled out. No injuries were reported.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Jul 02, 2017 21:24

Well, I'm impressed.  Great job, gents!

Posted by: Steve Holmes | Jul 03, 2017 08:22

Great pickup by the guys. Especially at night. Great job.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 04, 2017 12:54

This outstanding service makes me feel safe should anything happen when I take my family out there.  Great job!

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