Wednesday, July 12, 2017

From CBS12/WPEC reporter Michael Buczyner: “Derelict boats still a big issue in South Florida”.

Use this link to read the entire article; here’s an excerpt:

Derelict and abandoned boats are a big problem in our waters.
     Palm Beach County recently set aside nearly $80,000 to remove some of the vessels.
     Data from FWC [Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission] shows just how big the problem really is with nearly 400 derelict vessels in our waterways across the state.

Some pictures taken the other day from Bryant Park in the City of Lake Worth:

A sunken vessel (to the left of the sign) in the Intracoastal:
The owners of this vessel may have “parked” it temporarily and not know of its present condition. It’s a large boat; was told just the top of two decks is above water.

Theory is bilge pumps were not working (or malfunctioned) and the vessel filled up with water in the heavy storms last month.
The vessel, I’m told, was in very good shape and well-maintained. The operative word is “was”. If anyone has more information about this vessel leave a comment below.

And as far as the recent work going on in Bryant Park:
“Bryant Park Seawall Restoration Project”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Find the vessel's owners and charge the disposal fee.
Rather than chop the boats up and place in landfills, fill the same with clean landfill items (ie old masonry) tow them out to sea, and sink them near the Mizpah for extending the artificial reef.