10 passengers rescued after boat catches fire

MONMOUTH BEACH — Ten passengers aboard a 22-foot speed boat had to be rescued from the Shrewsbury River Sunday afternoon after the boat caught fire, police said. None of the passengers onboard the Sea Doo, a type of speed boat, were injured in the blaze, which was first reported to police at 2:51 p.m., said New…

Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “10 passengers rescued after boat catches fire”

  1. Not being said at 8:17 am on August 14th, 2017:

    much of a boat person, isn’t having 10 people on a 22 foot boat a bit much??

  2. Mahatma Cane said at 12:15 pm on August 14th, 2017:

    In the Patch the boat is listed at 19 feet, the model number 200 indicates 20 feet. In reality, it is most likely a 19 footer, the Coast Guard allows for the swim platform in the rear to be counted into the vessels overall length. But, in the bigger scheme of things, yes this vessel was overloaded. 6 – 7 passengers is the limit (again, that can fluctuate because the manufacturer also posts a maximum weight for the passengers as well as a head count).. I feel badly for the owner in the loss of the vessel, but also feel that they dodged a big bullet with that many people on board, injuries could have been much more serious.

  3. BroadwayBill said at 4:01 pm on August 14th, 2017:

    Nobody ever said you had to pass an IQ Test to have a kid or buy a boat!