Skip to main content

Yachts lost in New Jersey marina fire

Courtesy Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company

Courtesy Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company

A fire destroyed two yachts at Seaview Harbor Marina in Egg Harbor, N.J., early Monday morning. NJ.com reported that firefighters from the surrounding towns started battling flames around 1:50 a.m. and continued after the boats became submerged, Coast Guard Petty Officer Shannon Kearney told the news service.

Kearney said each boat contained about 1,000 gallons of diesel. A Coast Guard team and the Department of Environmental Protection were on scene to respond to the pollution, Kearney said.

2BoatFireimages

DEP spokeswoman Caryn Shinske told the news service that the marina has contracted Clermont-based Northstar Marine to do containment work and cleanup. The Coast Guard and DEP deployed material into the water to absorb the fuel, Shinske said. The amount of fuel discharge is under investigation.

The owners of the boats are responsible for cleanup, Kearney said.

“Our goal is to ensure safe operations and to help mitigate environmental impacts resulting from the discharge," Chief Petty Officer Christopher Brady, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, told the paper.

There were no injuries. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

Related

1_TRAVELIFT.COOP

Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.

1_JULY4

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

1_ORR.FUNDS

ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time

Norm#4

Ten Ways To Sell in a Tough Economy

These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip

1_ASA.BOARD

ASA Names New Board Members

The American Sportfishing Association filled two at-large seats and two regional seats on its board of directors.

1_EXEC.SEARCH

Dammrich, Hopkinson Partner With Marine Resources Recruitment

The industry veterans will help clients fill executive-suite, marine industry job openings around the world.

1_PULSE.PING.0630

DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

With the second quarter coming to a close, was there parity between the budget and financial performance in the first six months? Take the Pulse Report survey here.

1_PMMPODCAST

Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week