BREAKING NEWS: 42 Foot Charter Boat Headed to Eastern Shore From Ridge Sinks

April 28, 2014

boatskin1On Monday, April 28, 2014 two local Charter Fishing Boats the “Eva Marie” and “Gerry C” left Durry’s Marina in Ridge headed to the Eastern Shore for a fishing Trip.

Once they arrived on the Eastern Shore, the 42 foot “Gerry C” struck something in the water causing the propeller to break away from the boat leaving an 18″ hole.

All the crew members and passengers were able to escape prior to the boat sinking.

The United States Coast Guard is on the scene now. More details to follow once they are available.

Photos Courtesy of Nick Lane

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54 Responses to BREAKING NEWS: 42 Foot Charter Boat Headed to Eastern Shore From Ridge Sinks

  1. Kenny Chezz on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

    They will never find the boat. They will hear pings for days and days, but never be able to locate it. Kinda like Malaysia Air Flight.

    • Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      The boat never sank all the way.

      • Localboy on April 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

        From the pic I see sure looks like it sank all the way.

        • Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 6:29 pm

          Its Obamas fault

          • mohawk on April 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

            yea he did it!!

        • wade on April 29, 2014 at 8:49 am

          u were not there

          • Anonymous on April 29, 2014 at 9:48 am

            I was there.

          • Anonymous on April 29, 2014 at 9:48 am

            They got the boat out at 6 pm last night

          • Anonymous on April 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

            That is my uncle boat….

    • Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      kenny may you get a untreatable disease

    • charlie murphy on April 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Lol that’s great the Malaysia airplane might have competition for the hide n seek championship of 2014

    • Anonymous on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      They found the boat and my uncle was on that boat it was his boat!!

      • Anonymous on April 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

        It was still on the trailor

  2. OverTaxedPayer on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Musta hit a Russian sub. like the ones cruising around down in Florida.

    • L on April 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      The two above comments are just foolish. Pings, Russian subs….. It’s a fishing charter boat off of the Eastern shore. This is a local family business, have some common sense.

      • OverTaxedPayer on April 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

        it’s satire DS’s

        • Robert Gray on April 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

          It’s sarcasm not satire.

          • yup on April 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

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  3. Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Drury’s Marina

  4. Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Yikes! Glad to hear all are okay.

    • Hardcore II on April 30, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Glad to hear all are Okay I slammed something on the Patuxent river a few years back but the shaft stayed in I had 8 people aboard and man what a miserable feeling ,I hope they are able to recover from this. Good luck captain

  5. jo mama on April 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    They’re gonna need a bigger boat.

  6. Vinson Scott on April 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I am so sorry for the captain, we have a charter boat and also a working crab and oyster boat, I am so sorry and so glad that everyone is okay. Wishing you all the luck in your recovery from SOLOMONS ISLAND a fellow waterman.

    • Helen Poore on April 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      Ditto what Vinson said…husband is a waterman and outfitter, it would be devastating if he lost his boat, both financially and emotionally.

  7. Citizen2 on April 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks goodness are all safe. Sad but the boat can be replaced eventually. Goes to show how quickly something fun can turn into a nightmare….Prayers to this Captain and his crew.

  8. Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    This boat went out of my marina. Kinda scary to know I might hit what he hit.

    • Ryan on April 28, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      The article states they hit “something” on the Eastern Shore, not leaving Drury’s Marina.

  9. bigfrank on April 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    This boat has been in my family for 3 generations and now its gone forever. RIP Gerry C. Gerry C was my great grandmother. She only had one arm and three toes. She could only walk in circles. She made a mean chicken pot pie tho.

    • Mike on April 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Sorry to hear about your loss. (3) generations!

    • Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      I think you maybe confused because her oldest great grand child is 10
      And Gerry had all of her arms and toes? This is a bit disrespectful to the family.

      • Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        He’s 11 actually, just ask him.

    • #1 on April 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Some comments are totally irrelevant and not needed! Thankful that all are safe and the boat can be fixed in time.

  10. Truth Hurts on April 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    The headline is miss leading they were not heading to the Eastern shore apparently they arrived and then then the boat sank.

  11. Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Hit an unmarked rockpile. Kudos to the other Captains out there today following the first law of the water. She is sitting in 4 foot of water now waiting for the salvage barge to show up and USCG inspection.

  12. Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    GILLIGAN!

  13. robert on April 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    We were on the Gerry C on Friday and we are all crushed. Jimmy and his sons are terrific people and the loss is great. I’m so glad that no one was hurt. Were waiting for the Gerry C to be back in service. Jimmy, let us know if there is anything we can do. Good Luck Big Boy!

  14. ridge resident on April 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Most of these comments are totally ridiculous and uneducated. What’s wrong with everyone around here? If you don’t know the facts then don’t comment. Glad everyone is okay and the boat can be replaced.

  15. Mike on April 28, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I was out there today and saw this with my own two eyes. THe boat isn’t gone forever I watched another diesel boat tow this boat towards hoopers straights

  16. Pat on April 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Whoever made the comment about being a relative it was uncalled for. Aunt Gerry was a wonderful person and she and her family don’t deserve the disrespect. The Gerry C was named in honor of Jimmy’s mom and will be coming home and hopeful will be up and running again soon.

  17. Sam on April 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    “Hit an unmarked rock pile” Like all the riprap that was dumped, especially on the Breton Bay side of Newtowne Neck, after the 2003 hurricane to preserve the beach.

  18. Dee on April 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    So sad, even sadder that some people are so uneducated and/or disrespectful. A tragedy without loss of human life was good news. Prayers for all!

  19. Anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Actually we did find it and towed it to shore.

  20. josh on April 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    McCready boatyard and railway will be taking good care of gerry c we will have her up and running shortly were awaiting her arrival to get started

  21. cooke cooke on April 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    jimmy so glad all is well, I was out at hoopers island fishing, when it came across radio my heart stopped for a min. hope she’s up an running soon. thanking god no one was hurt, yaw’ll take care, connie

  22. Mary Hobbs on April 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    So sorry about Jimmy’s boat, but so so glad that everyone is ok! Thankful for people that come to the rescue!

  23. wade on April 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

    McCready boatyard will take good care of the GERRY C. SHE WILL SAIL AGAIN AND I HOPE TO BE ON BOARD.

  24. Amanda on April 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I am so thankful Jimmy, Wade and Austin are safe and Unharmed. Thankful Bubba was able to get to his father and his boat. I am also Thankful For Capt. Phil Langly who didn’t skip a beat to get to a neighboring boat! Buddy S and Cole Langly and every other captain who was there to lend a helping hand. The crab boats who pulled them to shallow water. Gerry C IS a beautiful boat that, who ever has been on it can say they always had a great time. Jimmy, Bubba and Greg Cullison took Much pride in her and so much love and time put into her, David Abell and McCreedys will get her back in no time, And I cant wait for the fist trip out there. And for the people with the unnecessary and uneducated remarks you only look foolish because The Gerry C and the Cullison are well loved and known by many and know your only looking for attention.

  25. Anonymous on April 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I took all these pictures I was on one of the first boat there. And the boat has already been pulled out of the water.

  26. Lola on April 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Who owns the Eva Marie these days? Is she still docked in St. Jerome’s Creek?

  27. Anonymous on April 30, 2014 at 10:11 am

    yes she is, and i think captain greg

    • Lola on April 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks. I’m glad everyone’s safe. Hate to hear of a boat sinking, but it’s good that the Gerry C was recovered quickly. My dad had the Eva Marie built–named for Mom who died this year. I appreciate your response.

      • Anonymous on May 1, 2014 at 8:57 am

        no problem, shes a beautifal boat

  28. Captain Jim on April 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    To Big Frank your name should be Big Richard {DICK for short} I would hope that if you ever have a tragedy in your family that no one would leave dumb ass comments like this to you.To all the other people thank you for the comments and good wishes

  29. Capt Jamey on May 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Glad everyone was ok, the Capt must be a great one ensuring everyones safety, I have gone out on Capt Gregs charter and believe these guys are friends, anyhow Im a capt out of Colonial Beach and wish the Family goodluck in restoring the ole gal. Well Wishes!