What a sad sight greets me every morning now as I report for work.
This shrimp boat showed up on the waterway one day at anchor within sight of the marina facility where I work. No one seemed to know anything about it and it stayed just on the edge of the Intracoastal waterway for three weeks. Then one morning the tide went out... and when it came back up, this boat didn't!
It happened on one of my days off, so it waqsn't me that alerted the Coast Guard. No, it was my well trained assistant. The Coasties came and inspected, then left. The next day a commercial salvage operation came and pumped all the fuel out of her tanks.
She has stayed in her resting place for three weeks now. From what I have been able to find out, she was purchased just before she showed up at anchor there. The new owner left her swinging on her hook unattended and she sank! How sad!
I saw three men board her this weekend and seemed to try and pump her out to no avail. I realy believe her planking was stoved in and pumping her out will prove futile with even the best equipment.
I do hope the owner gets her raised and moved. She is on the edge of the waterway and every visitor to our area by boat will pass right by her hull. I don't know about you, but it gives me the creeps when I am in a boat and I have to pass right by a boat that sank in the very spot I am now floating.
Well, unless the DNR steps in and finds the owner, it's anybody's guess as to what will happen to it. I just thought Y'all might think the PIC was interesting.