A 40 foot work barge sank near Kittery Point near Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire. The barge began to suffer water ingress after the hull had struck a submerged object. The one crewman on board requested assistance and was rescued by a Coast Guard boat. The Coast Guard kept a response team on scene to monitor if any pollution would be released. The work barge had 100 gallons of diesel fuel at the time it sank.
Divers arrived on scene and were able to patch the hull of the barge the following day. The barge was brought back to the surface and pumped out of water. The barge was taken to a nearby yard where it would be pulled out of the water for repairs.