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#1 Powerboat

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

Gas Pump Error Becomes Hazmat Incident

Boat Owner Pumped Gas Into Wrong Part Of Boat




POSTED: Thursday, January 20, 2011

UPDATED: 10:42 am EST January 20, 2011

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- What started as a planned day of wahoo fishing became a hazardous materials incident when a boater pumped 71 gallons of gas into the rod holder rather than the gas tank.
St. Johns County Fire and Rescue was called to the RaceTrac gas station on State Road 16 at Interstate 95 before dawn Thursday.
Rather than the gas filling the tank, it filled the hull of the boat. The gas station was closed for more than two hours while the hazmat team disabled all electronics on the boat to minimize the risk of an explosion and drained the gas 5 gallons at a time.
No one was injured, but the boat will require some maintenance before it can be used again.
The boater, a man with 40 years experience, has a new fishing story, just not one he will be proud to tell.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Gas Pump Error Becomes Hazmat Incident

Boat Owner Pumped Gas Into Wrong Part Of Boat




POSTED: Thursday, January 20, 2011

UPDATED: 10:42 am EST January 20, 2011

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- What started as a planned day of wahoo fishing became a hazardous materials incident when a boater pumped 71 gallons of gas into the rod holder rather than the gas tank.
St. Johns County Fire and Rescue was called to the RaceTrac gas station on State Road 16 at Interstate 95 before dawn Thursday.
Rather than the gas filling the tank, it filled the hull of the boat. The gas station was closed for more than two hours while the hazmat team disabled all electronics on the boat to minimize the risk of an explosion and drained the gas 5 gallons at a time.
No one was injured, but the boat will require some maintenance before it can be used again.
The boater, a man with 40 years experience, has a new fishing story, just not one he will be proud to tell.


My first question was going to be, "How long as this guy been boating" but then I saw the last sentence. How could anyone, especially with forty years under his belt, make that mistake? Holy jesus...




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