Yacht Strikes Oak Bluffs Jetty

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, a 50′ Azimut motoryacht named Buffalo Soldier crashed into the Oak Bluffs north jetty, causing a small amount of diesel fuel to spill into the outer harbor and coat the jetty rocks. None of the four people aboard were injured, but the boat was rendered inoperable. It eventually came to rest on the beach nearby.

On Friday morning, two highway department front-end loaders were on scene, one of them anchoring the boat at the waterline of East Chop Public Beach with a chain.

A crane barge was en route to hoist the boat off the beach.