Speedboat saved from sinking in Rockland

A speedboat is grounded next to the Rockland Fish Pier after nearly sinking at its mooring early Friday evening.
Stephen Betts
A speedboat is grounded next to the Rockland Fish Pier after nearly sinking at its mooring early Friday evening. Buy Photo
Posted June 13, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A speedboat was hauled onto shore during a wind and rain storm early Friday evening after it began sinking at its mooring.

The Intrepid, estimated at about 35 feet long, was towed to the east side of the Rockland Fish Pier shortly after 7 p.m. Harbor Master Ed Glaser said that he received calls that the boat was taking on water and sinking in Rockland Harbor.

Glaser called Charles Weidman, a marine diver and salvage operator, who towed the vessel to shore. The boat was being pumped out and Glaser said he expected it would be put on a boat lift at the adjacent O’Hara shipyard and inspected to determine where the water was coming in.

He said he did not know whose boat it was. Two Coast Guard members were at the scene to assist in securing the boat to the pier.

 

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