Boat sinks off New Jersey coast, killing one
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Sea Wolf sent a distress signal via emergency satellite beacon at about 1:35 AM on Thursday, seven miles off Cape May. A member of theinformed the who sent out an rescue helicopter and two rescue launches.
The helicopter managed to save Steve Hopkins of the District of Columbia but was unable to do the same for Gregory Arlotta of Florida. The 62 year old disappeared among the debris in eight-foot waves.
Arlotta had recently bought the vessel in New York; its previous owner was in his seventies and had decided to sell the ship. The Sea Wolf had been operating for a couple of decades prior to the sinking, and was described by one local as unfit for the voyage it was undertaking to New Orleans. A 1963 Gilligan, it was designed for use within ten miles of shore for fishing.
- "Boat sinks: 1 missing, D.C. man critical" — , December 24, 2010
- Richard Degener. "Man who died had just bought the 65-foot boat that sank off Cape May" — , December 24, 2010