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Video Shows Sunken Scallop Boat Mostly Upright

Video shows the red hull of a sunken scallop boat 211-feet below the ocean's surface off the New Jersey coast.

The video, taken by a remote-operated vehicle, begins with a ghostly image of the Lady Mary sitting mostly upright on the ocean floor.

It was shown Wednesday at an investigation into the March 24 accident, which claimed six lives.

Authorities on Tuesday heard from the sole survivor about the moments before he abandoned ship.

Jose Luis Arias said the vessel was listing 30 degrees, 12-foot waves were crashing against the hull and the captain seemed unable to control the vessel.

Testimony also revealed the captain and one crewman had used marijuana at some point before the accident.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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