The sinking of New Hope: A wooden trawler, a Vietnamese fisherman, and a cleanup job

cgnews-new-hope20151229Worms opened the wooden hull and in washed the green water and silver minnows. The fishermen spoke less of salvaging the 63-foot trawler left in the harbor of West Ocean City. The New Hope slouched to starboard, then sagged against the bottom sand. Five years went by; the trawler settled in. The shipworms ate away, until all that remained were bones. Bones and questions. The notorious trawler was entangled in a divorce — was the wedding really a wedding? — and a mistake at a Pennsylvania prison, a judge said. The case of the New Hope reached the top of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. Read the article here 08:57