Abandoned vessel sinks in Carrabelle Harbor

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Marois said the boat remained docked there two weeks, and then was anchored away from the dock and the occupants appeared to have left. The vessel continued to drift with the tides until she sank.

Marois said, at the time the boat sank, it did not display current registration numbers.

An employee of Fathoms, a Carrabelle raw bar, said she spoke to the boat’s occupants, and they had told her they did not own the boat but planned to buy it. She said the boat had been in Carrabelle for several years, both on a trailer and in the water.

The capsized boat had a black bottom and was initially difficult to see until someone marked it with two red buoys.

In a telephone interview May 23, FWC Lt. Charlie Wood said FWC is in the process of investigating the boat and has obtained the name of the owner. He said the owner was arranging to raise the vessel. Wood said that because the boat is not in the main channel, it is not a hazard to navigation.

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