Fishing Dragger Struck and Sunk by recreational boat in dense fog near Montauk Inlet

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report of a collision about a quarter-mile from the inlet at about 6:30 a.m. The commercial fishing vessel F/V Petrel, based out of Montauk, had been hit by the sailing yacht Chaos, a 40-foot powerboat, according to Petty Officer Anthony Pappaly, a Coast Guard public information officer. The crash occurred just north of the Bell buoy, where the commercial fishermen were getting ready to put out their net. The two people aboard the Petrel, the captain and his first mate, were taken aboard the Chaos as their boat began to sink into the harbor. Friends of the commercial fishermen said the other boat was going 30 knots, which is just under 35 miles per hour on the road. >click to read< 13:53

One Response to Fishing Dragger Struck and Sunk by recreational boat in dense fog near Montauk Inlet

  1. Edward Everich says:

    ANOTHER PRIME EXAMPLE OF MORE HORSEPOWER THAN BRAIN POWER ! And all that the operator gets is a slap on the wrist !!
    Same as the clowns that murdered Wally off Watch Hill, they get to walk away.
    Sad but true, prayers for the crew of the dragger, may the Sport rot in hell.

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