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Boat marooned on Frinton beach
1:30pm Friday 31st August 2012 in News
A BOAT was left marooned on Frinton beach for several days after litter in the sea blocked its pumps.
The ‘Much Obliged’ suffered engine problems while travelling to London from Yarmouth.
It started to head inland when a discarded chip wrapper turned into papier mache and blocked its bilge pumps.
The helmsman was forced to beach the boat on the sand in Frinton after it started to take in water.
He tried to re-launch the vessel last week in poor weather conditions against the advice of coastguards, but the incoming tide ended up flooding the boat.
He is still trying to get the boat back on the water.