Explosion off the coast of New Jersey

An explosion aboard a yacht off the coast of New Jersey forced all 21 people on board to abandon ship on Monday with seven of them injured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, the boat, called Blind Date, exploded at about 4:20 p.m. Officials said people were on life rafts in the water about 17.5 miles east of Sandy Hook.

“Twenty-one people have been accounted for, so we’re hoping for the best,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Erik Swanson told NBCNewYork.com.

The Coast Guard is sending rescuers from several stations, and Swanson said a civilian in a sailing vessel was also on site, helping with the rescue.

more info at: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/11/12170806-yacht-explodes-near-sandy-hook-nj-several-injured?lite

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