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Sunk boat off Flatts to be removed

Sunk boat in Flatts (Photograph from Facebook)

A boat is to be removed after it sank in Flatts Inlet a month ago.

A member of the public said the submerged vessel was also leaking diesel.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said officials had contacted the boat’s owner.

She added a private contractor had tried to refloat the boat, but salvage equipment had broken down.

The spokeswoman said: “New flotations are in transit for deployment.”

She said the department had asked for the fuel leak to be contained until the boat could be brought to the surface.

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Published March 03, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated March 02, 2021 at 6:47 pm)

Sunk boat off Flatts to be removed

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