Busted boat half-sunk near Hudson Tea

What’s up with that banged up boat in the Hudson?

Many Hoboken residents have contacted the Hoboken Police Department regarding this boat that ran aground near the 15th Street pier extension north of the Hudson Tea Building. HPD has mentioned it frequently over the past week, including one day where the owners of the boat were tending to it. Apparently they got the OK to leave it there until arrangements can be made to properly retrieve the damaged vessel.

In other words, “nothing to see here, no one in danger, move along!”

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11 Comments on "Busted boat half-sunk near Hudson Tea"

YipYap
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Hudson River is a busy shipping channel, this boat should not be left there any longer. Perhaps the city should tow it over to Union Dry dock and have them lift it out of the water and cut it up and dispose of it.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

yip may i add that a ship made of steel will run right through it..This is the nyc harbors problem or the coast guard..As you know nyc pulls in the floaters..do you know how much chit is on the bottom of the Hudson? [quote comment=”210673″]Hudson River is a busy shipping channel, this boat should not be left there any longer. Perhaps the city should tow it over to Union Dry dock and have them lift it out of the water and cut it up and dispose of it.[/quote]

esw7178
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esw7178

This boat is the same one that was floating around the Hudson before washing up in the Hoboken Cove. Then someone tried to anchor it in the Cove. The anchor must not have been heavy enough to accomdate the weight of the boat because, it drifted into other boats as well as, the walkway in front of theTea before finally washing up to its current location. During Irene, the top of the boat collapsed in on itself. The boat is seriously damaged and I have to wonder when it will start leaking fuel into the Hudson, if it hasn’t yet. It has been nearly 2 months since, this boat first ran aground in this location. How long will the owners have to make arrangements? I think it’s becoming clear the owner is never coming back for this boat.

sassy lassie
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sassy lassie

I think your conclusion is a safe bet! Is the boat STILL there?[quote comment=”210654″]This boat is the same one that was floating around the Hudson before washing up in the Hoboken Cove. Then someone tried to anchor it in the Cove. The anchor must not have been heavy enough to accomdate the weight of the boat because, it drifted into other boats as well as, the walkway in front of theTea before finally washing up to its current location. During Irene, the top of the boat collapsed in on itself. The boat is seriously damaged and I have to wonder when it will start leaking fuel into the Hudson, if it hasn’t yet. It has been nearly 2 months since, this boat first ran aground in this location. How long will the owners have to make arrangements? I think it’s becoming clear the owner is never coming back for this boat.[/quote]

esw7178
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esw7178

Yes, the boat is still there. I live in the shipyard and my apt overlooks this boat. I can’t help but stare at it. I could be wrong but, I think the area it washed up on is owned by the Port Authority. When the previous boat sank in June the Army Corps of Engineers towed it out. What can be done to ensure this boat is removed before it leaks and causes a small disaster? [quote comment=”210670″]I think your conclusion is a safe bet! Is the boat STILL there?[/quote]

richie_yeates
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richie_yeates

No mention of leaking fuel or anything I hope?

yourbrainondrugs
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yourbrainondrugs

You should have told Hobokens finest that the boat was double parked on Washington St, then they would have done something..

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