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Boat listing in North Carolina river sparks complaints

CAMDEN, N.C. (AP) — A large cruising boat listing to its left in a North Carolina river has drawn calls and complaints, but the U.S. Coast Guard said the boat isn’t causing a problem.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported the boat is in the Pasquotank River.

Petty Officer Second Class Frederick Lamm said the boat’s operator apparently acquired Eager Miss in Virginia and planned to cruise in it to Elizabeth City, but it ran aground at the river’s mouth in the summer and began taking on water. It’s currently moored in the river.

Authorities said that despite complaints, the operator isn’t violating any laws and the boat itself isn’t a pollution hazard or a threat to navigation.

Lamm said the operator is hoping to get the boat operational again.

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