United States Coast Guard Video Of The Plan B Sinking

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BOSTON — The 81-foot fishing vessel Plan B sank approximately eight miles east of Kennebunkport, Maine, after taking on water, Tuesday.

The two fishermen aboard were unable to control flooding and were rescued by a good Samaritan before the vessel sank about three and a half hours after it began taking on water in approximately 286 feet of water. A ruptured pipe may have caused the flooding.

Because the Plan B was listing on its port side, Coast Guard crews determined the boat wasn’t safe to board the vessel to pump the water out of the boat.

U.S. Coast Guard Station South Portland recovered the boat’s emergency beacon, life raft and several pieces of large debris.

The boat produced a diesel fuel sheen approximately 200-feet by 200-feet when it sank. The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the area for pollution, including a scheduled trip to the site by a Station South Portland boatcrew in the morning.

The Coast Guard protects the maritime ecosystems and natural resources important to our national economy and
essential to the livelihood and way of life for coastal communities.

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5 Responses to United States Coast Guard Video Of The Plan B Sinking

  1. Sam says:

    Wow, that’s incredibly eerie. Especially the very end when the water shoots up and the sea just takes her down. The creepiest part is how calm the sea is.

  2. Shannon Jenkins says:

    Joey! I LOVE the GMC updates! Hope all is well! xoxo

  3. Dani Lubbers says:

    I agree Sam…that’s super eerie. Glad the fisherman are safe!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a sad sight……………..glad there all safe!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh, that is so heartbreaking to watch. Glad no one was hurt

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