Clam Boat Pulls Up Canisters, Off New York, Leading To Widespread AilmentsJune 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The US Coast Guard has uttered that a fishing boat that was scouring for clams off New York has pulled up 10 canisters. One of the canisters crumbled. This was responsible for two crew members getting blisters and suffering from breathing problems..
The US Coast Guard has divulged that the two crew members in question were from the Atlantic City, N.J.-based ESS Pursuit. They were transported to the St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Massachusetts. One of them has been relocated to the Massachusetts General Hospital and the other has been discharged.
The Coast Guard has asserted that it was not instantaneously explicit which chemical was culpable. The relevant authorities are conducting an inquiry to unearth the truth. The agency discharged an unusual command to the vessel to come back to the New Bedford port on Monday. The canisters were then transported again into the ocean.
The concerned representatives were functioning to fumigate the vessel and its four other crew members. The concerned officers were also endeavoring to unambiguously mark the zone south of Long Island where the containers were discovered.
The crew of six captured the canisters in their nets on Sunday approximately 45 miles south of Long Island. However, they then abandoned them back into the ocean when one crew member commenced to grow blisters. It was numerous hours after he had been put through the stuffing of the container that had crumbled.
The vessel reappeared in New Bedford at about 4 a.m. Monday to deliver the ailing crew member for cure prior to traveling back to sea with the remaining five crew members. However, a second crew member mentioned that he was experiencing wooziness. The boat then carried him back to the port at about 9:30 a.m. before going back out.
After becoming conversant with the incidents, the Coast Guard discharged a ‘captain of the port order,’ which is an uncommon diktat telling the boat to return to port.
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