At approximately 0310 on July 4, 2003,
the T/V Delaware Trader was outbound in Sandy Hook Channel
when she lost her main engine.
The vessel anchored between buoys 16 and 14.
After anchoring the vessel swung with the ebb onto buoy 16.
Shortly after anchoring the fuel oil supply valve was found closed
causing the engine to run out of fuel.
The valve position was corrected
and the vessel proceeded to the Scotland Sea Buoy
to anchor and await clearance from ABS and the USCG.
Clearance was granted by both organizations
and the vessel departed the port
on its way to Port Everglades without further incident.