August 4, 2022

Sportfish Runs Aground in Norwich, New London

An eleven meter Pursuit sportfish cruiser with one person onboard ran aground on the breakwater of the Thames River, Norwich PI, New London, USA on 0600 hours of fourth August.  The captain and lone occupant was not injured and received immediate help by two Firefighting boats who assisted the sportfish cruiser from the land pumping out the water which was coming from the damaged hull.  Later a TowBoatUS boat was finalizing a tow procedure to be made in high tide, which also meant to seal the hull bottom damage from the collision.
The sportfish cruiser in this grounding is a Pursuit 3800 Offshore produced from 2001 up to 2004.  The Pursuit 3800 Offshore offered sleeping accommodation for four in an open plan layout, and is powered by twin Cats 420hp, Cummins 420 or 480hp, and or Volvo 480hp.  The 3800 Offshore also called the Express evolved in the Open version in 2005 with a sloop stern.  In 2008 Pursuit who decided to focus exclusively on outboard powered boats replaced the 3800 with the similar looking upper structure but completely new OS 375 Offshore.

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