Divers could help to recover boat

DIVERS could be called in to help with the recovery of a boat which sank in an Ipswich dock.

DIVERS could be called in to help with the recovery of a boat which sank in an Ipswich dock.

The Marguerite, a twin-masted vessel, became submerged while work was being carried out on it in the South West Quay.

Inflatable booms have been placed around the boat as a precautionary measure while plans for its recovery are confirmed.

There were initial fears that fuel from the vessel might contaminate the water, but these proved unfounded.

James Champness, a spokesman for Associated British Ports, which owns the Haven Marina where the boat is moored, said staff would assist the owner to retrieve it.

Mr Champness said: “It seems possible that divers will be used to remove ballast from the vessel in order to make it light enough to be lifted out of the water and for further repairs.

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“Fortunately, there does not appear to have been any leakage from the vessel, but booms have been placed around the Marguerite to seal it off.”

Do you know anything about the boat? Contact The Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788 or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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