Fishing boat sinks at Rockland waterfront

Posted Jan. 15, 2011, at 2:25 p.m.

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.