What has been billed as the only floating restaurant in Los Angeles harbor was scheduled to reopen Sunday as normal after a bit of a sinking feeling over the weekend.
Diners and staff were ordered out of the 40-year-old eatery when it began taking on water Saturday.
A leak at the Chowder Barge at 611 N. Henry Ford Ave. was discovered about 1:55 p.m. Saturday, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The restaurant, which is berthed at Leeward Bay Marina, was open for business at the time, Stewart said.
The premises were safely evacuated and fire department divers began checking for leaks while crews pumped water out of the vessel, she said.
A private salvage company was to take over the operations, Stewart says.
— City News Service