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Fishing boat sinks at Rockland waterfront

Photo Courtesy of Rockland Fire | Photo Courtesy of Rockland Fire
Photo Courtesy of Rockland Fire | Photo Courtesy of Rockland Fire
A boat sank at the Rockland Fishing Pier and was leaking fuel when the Rockland Fire Department arrived on the scene about 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. The fire department assisted the Coast Guard with the placement of an oil containment boom around the boat, according to a press release from the fire department. Photo Courtesy of Rockland Fire Department

ROCKLAND, Maine — The U.S. Coast Guard and Maine Department of Environmental Protection were working Saturday afternoon to salvage a fishing vessel that sank at the Rockland fish pier earlier that morning.

It was still unclear Saturday what caused the 57-foot boat, named the Roamer, to sink to the muddy bottom next to the pier, Petty Officer Ken Robinson with Coast Guard Sector Northern New England in Portland said.

A sheen of oil or fuel formed around the boat but was quickly contained with the help of oil booms.

“It was good work by Coast Guard Station Rockland and the Rockland Fire Department,” Robinson said. “They got it boomed off pretty quickly and worked well together.”

No other information was available on the incident Saturday evening.

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