The boat that sank Monday in Westbay Marina is once again floating and was pumped out Tuesday afternoon, according to marina management.
Crews from Osborne Marine returned to the marina Tuesday morning to continue the tedious work of raising the 52-foot wood boat after spending the good part of Monday afternoon plugging holes and placing lift bags that were then filled with air.
By about 4 p.m. Tuesday, the crew was almost done pumping water out of the hull, marina manager Neil Falkenburg said.
The boat was reported sinking Monday morning by a neighbor who lives in a nearby boat.
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The Chris-Craft Constellation leaked several gallons of gasoline, creating a light sheen that quickly dispersed, Falkenburg said.
He said the boat’s owner still has to determine what caused the leak but has a tentative agreement with another marina to lift the boat from the water.