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Old 06-06-2012
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Re: Barnegat Light vessel lost

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Really, the authorities there are probably more concerned with safety, for traffic and for divers, than anything else. And as long as that wreck doesn't obstruct navigation--they're not going to get all hot and bothered about 300 gallons of fuel. -hellosailor

Good point

The grounding occured outside the actual inlet on the sunken part of the jetty marking the entrance. It is an area of consideral p[eril from rocks as well as breakers so the chances of the boat survuvung and staying there whole are minimal.

I think the was what the original poster was refering to. Had he been allowed to just pull the vessel off the rocks and get it into clamer protected waters before the possible breakup it could have avoided ANY fuel spill, The governement bueracrycy of it maybe contributed to a situation which could have been avoided had logic prevailed.

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