Sinking of the 'Perfect Storm' ship delayed due to rough seas

CAPE MAY—  The sinking of a famous World War II-era ship has been delayed due to rough seas. 

The Tamaroa, a 205-foot Coast Guard vessel part of the “Perfect Storm” rescue effort, is expected to be scuttled sometime over the next week depending on the weather, according to Larry Hajna, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Originally named the USS Zuni, the clear cutter will be sunk about 30 miles off Cape May to become part of an artificial reef along with the destroyer USS Arthur W. Radford, the minesweeper Gregory Poole and the Shearwater.

“Extensive environmental preparation for reefing the 74-year-old …read more

Source: Cape May

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