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Captain’s Death Rattles a Marina in New Jersey

Mr. Andresen's 40-foot boat, known as El Jefe, right

Mr. Andresen’s 40-foot boat, known as El Jefe, right

He was a retired construction worker who turned his fishing hobby into a low-pressure business, taking a delight in almost anything he brought back. Unshackled from the industry’s harsh economy, he came and went on his own hours, defying some of the mantras of professional trawling. There are no sick days. Never get on the water alone. Tom Andresen, 59, was on the water alone last week when something went wrong. The stern of his 40-foot boat, known as El Jefe, tipped backward just off the Sandy Hook peninsula. In an instant, the calm waters swallowed it, Read the rest here 11:01

Closure – Body of sunken El Jefe boat captain recovered

The body of the captain of a fishing boat that sank earlier this week in the Ambrose Channel was recovered Friday afternoon, authorities said. A private dive team found the body of, captain of the fishing vessel El Jefe, in the cabin of the 40-foot boat, said Capt. Steve Jones, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. The El Jefe, which periodically docks in the Belford section of Middletown, sank Tuesday evening, prompting multiple marine agencies to launch a search for the ship and its passengers. Read the rest here 11:10

State police confirm sunken fishing vessel off Sandy Hook Channel is F/V El Jefe – Skipper is missing.

State Police divers have confirmed that a sunken fishing vessel in the Sandy Hook Channel is the missing boat “El Jefe”. Police say the presence of a body on board is not yet confirmed. Due to dangerous water currents, the State Police Marine Services Bureau has suspended activity for the day. The captain, identified by family members as Tom Andersen, a father, and a grand father, is believed to have been the only one on board; he has not been heard from since. The El Jefe is normally docked in Belford. Read the rest here 19:49

Coast Guard launches search for sunken fishing boat in Sandy Hook Channel

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies were searching for a fishing boat that reportedly capsized off the coast of New Jersey on Tuesday evening, authorities said.  A witness notified the Coast Guard Sector New York command center that a 40-foot steel fishing trawler known as F/V El Jefe had begun taking on water at around 4:30 p.m. in the Sandy Hook Channel and sunk shortly after, according to a statement issued by the Coast Guard.  New Jersey State Police crews found debris in the water believed to be from the sunken vessel. Read the rest here 09:14