March 21, 2007

At 7:50 am this morning it was reported to MetalCraft that the new 30 foot Fireboat for Newport News Fire Department was found to be partially submerged at her marina slip in Newport News VA. apparently with a flooded engine room. The boat had been reported afloat at 6:00 am this morning by Marina security.

Here's our Press Release about this.

See also coverage from various sources:

WVEC-TV , an ABC News affiliate in Norfolk, VA.

NN's new fireboat sinks at DailyPress.com

Fireboat being evaluated by N.N. fire department partially sinks at WAVY.com.

Fireboat Sinks Before Department Takes Ownership at NBC4.com.

More news to come as we await information about how this happened.


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