It was a case of SpongeBob to the rescue in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
The Clam Juice is back in dry dock and safe after an unusual rescue. The fishing vessel had sent an urgent message to the Coast Guard, reporting it was taking on water.
The hole was obvious, the solution was ingenious.
Someone had a nerf SpongeBob football, which fit perfectly into hole in the vessel’s exhaust pipe, which was the source of the leak.
SpongeBob held until the Clam Juice could be towed back to port.