The City of Hoboken acted quickly to remove two capsized boats stranded in Weehawken Cove earlier today, noting that the boat owners will be the ones footing the $15,200 bill.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
““Thanks to everyone involved in making sure the boats were removed as quickly as possible,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“While the City of Hoboken is prepared to step in when necessary, boat owners must take personal responsibility for their property and the impact it can have on the community.”
On her Facebook page, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher thanked Parking and Transportation Director Ryan Sharp, Fire Chief Brian Crimmins and Operations Manager Anthony Ricciardi for helping to “navigate the complex web of agencies and jurisdictions to accomplish this.”
The mayor’s office also said the cost of removal will be $15,200, which will be paid by the boat owners, while a city officials will coordinate with state and federal agencies to remove four more boats from the cove that do not pose an immediate public safety risk.