Pumpout Boat Fleet, Role to Expand in Brick

Posted: March 26, 2013  |  By: Daniel Nee [Patch]

As crews work to clear Barnegat Bay of debris left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, an additional level of protection will be present in local waterways this summer: an expanded pumpout boat fleet.

"At one time, it was just to keep Barnegat Bay clean, but now our main concern is safety," said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari at a recent meeting.

Captains of the pumpout boats – which serve as mobile emptying tanks for the heads of boats on Barnegat Bay – will this year also be serving as lookouts for any debris that could be left in the water.

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