Removing sunken boats from New Bedford harbor could take days

Removing sunken boats from New Bedford harbor could take days

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. the first time I seen two go down at the same time. Bedford Fire Department Chief Michael Gomes said it is going to be a process to remove the boats from the water.

be a process in order to lift the vessels up until such time as they can get the main deck just above water level then they de water the vessel and continue to lift it as they de water and that give the Coast Guard an opportunity to go on board and identify what the cause of the sinking was, Gomes said.

Onlookers from other boats said a sheen was still visible in the area around the vessels. Combined, the two vessels can carry up to 9,500 gallons of fuel.

An environmental company is working on cleaning up the fuel from the sunken boats.

The Coast Guard is in charge of the investigation into why the boats sank. Eyewitness News reached out to Carlos Seafood Inc. for comment but have not heard back.
Removing sunken boats from New Bedford harbor could take days