A commercial fishing boat from Maine sprung a leak this morning near the Intershell dock off Commercial Street.
The Aaron & Melissa, a 75-foot vessel from Maine, started taking on water, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.
The owner was on board the boat, reported the Coast Guard, which was on the scene.
Gloucester firefighters were called in to assist the Coast Gaurd and the Gloucester harbormaster in setting up booms to contain a possible oil leak.
We will update this story here at gloucestertimes.com as more information becomes available. To have text updates regarding this story and other local Breaking News coverage sent to your mobile phone, just sign up for the Times’ free text-alert service on the gloucestertimes.com homepage.
For more up-to-date coverage, follow the Times news team on Facebook or on Twitter.com @gdtnews.
For full coverage, look to tomorrow’s print and online editions of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucestertimes.com.