Coast Guard Removes Hazard from Rock Harbor

8,500 pound concrete sinker had become hazard to navigation...
Coast Guard divers work to remove an 8,500 pound concrete sinker from Rock Harbor in Orleans. (USCG photo)

From the US Coast Guard:

Crews from Aids to Navigation Teams Woods Hole and Bristol, along with divers from Regional Dive Locker East based out of Portsmouth, VA, removed an 8,500 pound concrete sinker that had become a hazard to navigation outside of Rock Harbor on Cape Cod.

Due to the shallow water depth Coast Guard divers were used to flip the upside down sinker and re-float it for removal. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on