Crew sentenced in failed bid to sink ship

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Two men who admitted roles in a botched attempt to sink a commercial fishing boat to collect insurance money are now headed to federal prison.

The two 40-year-old New Jersey men both received 30-month terms when they were sentenced earlier this month. The men were crewmembers on the Alexander II, a 75-foot fishing boat.

According to investigators, the vessel left Cape May on Aug. 2, 2009, without adequate supplies for a fishing trip, and the boat’s logs were falsified to read that more than 50 fish, weighing about 3,000 pounds, were aboard.

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