Details Emerge in 2011 Portland Fireboat Accident

Portland Press Herald: The city’s fireboat was traveling at 14 knots through an area of Casco Bay with known hazards when it hit an underwater object near Fort Gorges in 2011, sustaining more than $50,000 worth of damage.

The City of Portland IV passed through the area with shallow ledges and a marked shipwreck at roughly 16 mph about two hours before low tide on the evening of October 15, 2011, the city told the Coast Guard in its report on the accident.

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