Coast Guard looks into Hoboken sunken boats

A number of boats hiding in plain sight became a little less hidden Thursday morning, with the US Coast Guard checking this maritime mystery. Their discovery was a few boats, which were not bothering

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2015, 7:12 AM

Updated 3,345 days ago

Share:

Coast Guard looks into Hoboken sunken boats
A number of boats hiding in plain sight became a little less hidden Thursday morning, with the US Coast Guard checking this maritime mystery.
Their discovery was a few boats, which were not bothering anyone.
"Neither one was a source of pollution, neither one is a hazard to navigation. With that established, the Coast Guard has no jurisdiction over them," says U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Carl Rowe.
Both the DEP and City of Hoboken said they had no jurisdiction. The New Jersey state police say they are investigating.
"Maybe doing it during a full moon and high tide you get a barge and grab hold of each one of the vessels individually," says Sean Crowe, who works for Don Jon Marina. He says removing these boats, even the ones that have sunk, wouldn't be hard.
"Put slings underneath it and put it on the deck of your barge and away you'd go," says Crowe.
State police say they'll try to track down owners. Sean Crowe says the cove, in full view of a hotel and hundreds of apartments, is actually secluded. Boats could go unnoticed, until now.
The City of Hoboken did say that it had reached out to agencies in the past on the issue of the boats, and that it removed a boat that had washed up onto a walkway post-Sandy.


More from News 12
6:07
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump one-on-one interview with News 12

2:29
Weather improves overnight; sunny and warm Friday ahead to start the holiday weekend

Weather improves overnight; sunny and warm Friday ahead to start the holiday weekend

1:40
New Jersey travelers say high gas prices, traffic won’t deter them from holiday getaway

New Jersey travelers say high gas prices, traffic won’t deter them from holiday getaway

2:59
Fallen trees cause widespread damage as powerful storm tears through West Milford

Fallen trees cause widespread damage as powerful storm tears through West Milford

0:17
Shocking car crash caught on camera in Manchester Township

Shocking car crash caught on camera in Manchester Township

1:08
Water main break in Hackensack sends water shooting up into the air

Water main break in Hackensack sends water shooting up into the air

0:37
Jersey Proud: Senior citizens help clean up banks of Musconetcong River

Jersey Proud: Senior citizens help clean up banks of Musconetcong River

0:55
Parents of Seton Hall student who died while isolated with COVID-19 file lawsuit

Parents of Seton Hall student who died while isolated with COVID-19 file lawsuit

0:23
Two charged in fatal Jersey City shooting

Two charged in fatal Jersey City shooting

1:23
Floodwater running ‘over the train track bridge like a waterfall’ traps driver in Avenel

Floodwater running ‘over the train track bridge like a waterfall’ traps driver in Avenel

1:32
Gov. Murphy calls out Amtrak for system failures, says it ‘disrupts quality of life’ for NJ residents

Gov. Murphy calls out Amtrak for system failures, says it ‘disrupts quality of life’ for NJ residents

1:17
Rutgers University president defends making deals with pro-Palestinian protesters

Rutgers University president defends making deals with pro-Palestinian protesters

0:21
Police seek public’s help identifying man who robbed Lopatcong credit union

Police seek public’s help identifying man who robbed Lopatcong credit union

0:19
Police: 1 person injured, 1 arrested following incident in Wall Township

Police: 1 person injured, 1 arrested following incident in Wall Township

0:57
Officer who arrested Scottie Scheffler disciplined for not having bodycam activated

Officer who arrested Scottie Scheffler disciplined for not having bodycam activated

1:50
Jersey Shore towns kick off summer pedestrian safety campaign ahead of Memorial Day

Jersey Shore towns kick off summer pedestrian safety campaign ahead of Memorial Day

News 12 Book Club

News 12 Book Club

1:41
Best Beaches: We are kicking off the unofficial start to summer at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach

Best Beaches: We are kicking off the unofficial start to summer at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach

0:20
Car carrier truck breaks out in fire on New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny

Car carrier truck breaks out in fire on New Jersey Turnpike in Kearny

0:24
Prosecutors: Homeless man accused of sexually assaulting child at Morristown park

Prosecutors: Homeless man accused of sexually assaulting child at Morristown park