Charter boat sinking off Acadia’s Ocean Drive


A U.S. Coast Guard vessel stands by as the charter fishing boat Tiger Shark, out of Bar Harbor founders off the coast of Acadia National Park.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A Bar Harbor charter fishing boat being transported between harbors was taking on water Tuesday and adrift off the Ocean Drive here.

A mayday call for the party fishing boat Tiger Shark went out around 10 a.m. Tuesday, harbormaster Charlie Phippen said. Only a captain was on board at the time and he was able to scramble to another vessel.

The boat was being transported when a hull plank let go and water began flooding in, according to the report, Phippen said.

Coast guard had 47 foot motor life boat on scene. Bar Harbor Firefighters responded to assist with the cleanup of fuel and motor oil leading from the vessel.

Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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