Apparently more than one boat went down in waters near Huntington this week.
Moored near West Shore Rd. just around the bend from the , the Noli Eileen currently sits submerged in Huntington Harbor with a portion of the top half of the boat still visible.
A passerby who frequently drives by the area told Patch he believes the fishing boat sank sometime between July 4 and July 5 — the same night of the fatal boat accident which killed three children. He said he witnessed the Noli Eileen floating Wednesday.
No passengers were apparently on board when the boat went down.
The fatal sinking of a at the mouth of Oyster Bay on the same night reportedly occured from a combination of waves kicked up by a sudden squall and the wake from other boaters on the evening of July. Investigators said 27 were aboard when it capsized. Boating experts believe that number to be excessive for a boat of that size.
It remains unclear why the Noli Marie sank. Buoy's have been placed around the craft which had been leaking oil, according to the unnamed witness.
Formerly known as the Deep Adventures II from Pt. Pleasant Beach, N.J., the Noli Eileen once specialized in wreck fishing, sport diving and offshore tuna, according to noreast.com.
With the majority of the attention being paid to the fatal accident, little to no information has been made available regarding the Noli Eileen.
When contacted by Patch Saturday, a public information officer with the Suffolk County Police Department had no information from maritime officers regarding the sunken second boat.