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SHIP NAME: Delaware Trader KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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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.


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Assuming loaded.

Not sure this is the whole story. How did they get this far with no fuel? Maybe they were switching from MDO to BFO. At a minimum, another lesson unlearned due to poor reporting.