Wareham DNR Intervenes with Moored Boat Taking on Water

De-watered vessel and stood by until tow boat arrived...
Moored boat taking on water prior to intervention of Wareham DNR officers (WDNR photo)

From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources:

Earlier today, Wareham DNR Harbormaster Division received a call from a mooring installer of a vessel taking on water that was moored off of Swifts Neck

Upon arrival, Officers noted a 18-20’ Robalo center console that was moored, had no occupants on board, and was taking on water from the stern. 

Officers de-watered the vessel and stabilized it for towing with the assistance of TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth.

Notification was made to the owner regarding the situation, and the owner subsequently responded to the Tempest Knob Boat Ramp to haul out their vessel, where it was towed by TowBoat US. 

The cause of the vessel taking on water was believed to be a faulty scupper flap.

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