RED BANK BOAT SINKS; FIVE SAVED AT SEA
The Star-Ledger, citing the Coast Guard as its source, reports that a boat out of Irwin Marina in Red Bank sank 80 miles east of Barnegat Light today and that all five on board were rescued by a good samaritan vessel.
From the Sledger:
The five-person crew of the Made to Sea left Irwin’s Marina in Red Bank on Tuesday and were fishing on the western edge of the Hudson Canyon today when their bilge pump stopped working, causing the vessel to take on water, the Coast Guard reported.
The crew, all five wearing life jackets, boarded their life raft. They were able to bring a hand-held radio aboard and were able to call for help, according to the Coast Guard.
They were picked up 30 minutes later by the crew of the Fat Cat. The Coast Guard then received a radio transmission between the two crews.
The Coast Guard did not identify the members of the two crews.
“All five survivors were wearing life jackets and had a hand-held radio,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Henry, a crew member of Coast Guard Station Shark River, in the statement. “If it wasn’t for their preparation, this rescue wouldn’t have gone as well as it did.”