Mysterious Explosion â€“ Yacht Blind Date Reported Sunk off New Jersey Coast
A very odd news report from thisÂ afternoon. At around 4:20 PM, a yachtÂ identifiedÂ as theÂ Blind DateÂ is reported to have exploded with 21 people aboard in the Atlantic, about 17.5 miles offÂ Sandy Hook, New Jersey,Â accordingÂ toÂ NBC New York.Â TheÂ peopleÂ aboard are said to have taken to life rafts. Â Coast Guard helicopters and rescue boats were dispatched. Â The Coast Guard is reporting that 7Â peopleÂ are injured while other sources are reporting 9 burn injuries.
Over two hours after the explosion was reported, neither the Coast Guard nor private boats in the area have located any life rafts or debrisÂ from the reported explosion according to reporting by the Washington Post.
The U.S. Coast Guard says a report of the explosion could be a hoax because it can’t find any signs of distress in the water.