Sunday, March 7, 2010

No Longer Grounded...Cape Cod Clamming Vessel Set Free

There's nothing worst than having your livlihood grounded... The Ruth & Gail clamming vessel went aground during inclement weather more than a week ago is set the following from the Cape Cod Times ...also video.
Grounded fishing floating in East Dennis 

The Ruth & Gail, which ran aground off Sesuit Harbor a week ago, is moved into position by a large crane before a crowd of curious onlookers.Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times

EAST DENNIS – A 34-foot-long clamming boat that ran aground at the mouth of Sesuit Harbor a week ago was turned around this morning by cranes and refloated late this afternoon at high tide.
The Ruth & Gail out of Rock Harbor in Orleans became stuck and was battered by 10- to 12-foot waves during a storm Feb. 28.
The boat's owner, Aaron Nickerson, and two crewmen escaped the boat with help from a rescue swimmer dropped into the water by the Coast Guard.
This morning the boat was lifted by two large cranes and turned so that its bow was facing out into Cape Cod Bay, Dennis Deputy Harbormaster Rick Lemont said. The boat was moved down to the low tide mark.
Watch video of the operation to refloat the Ruth & Gail:

The Coast Guard has inspected the vessel and there does not appear to be any substantial damage, he said.
A large crowd gathered this morning and this afternoon beneath a clear blue sky to watch the work, Lemont said.
Online editor Gregory Bryant contributed to this report.

1 comment:

Rightwing Cowboy said...

I'm glad to see it was not the Washington that was doing the work. That little ship would have sunk, it would have taken 5 committees, 15 years and by that time the bottom would have rusted.