The behemoth, while still afloat.
Post and photos by Teddie Hathaway
The RBRA staff asked for an additional $191,000 for this year to cover (1) increased legal and insurance costs, and (2) boat abatement. The removal of the very large steel former-military boat (pictured here) decimated their budget for boat abatement; the grant they had received for that purpose is used up.
|The ship on its way down, surrounded by containment booms.|
Sausalito believes that the answer to the situation is enforcement of existing laws and they intend to do that in their (Sausalito) waters, although when they are going to start was not specified.
What this will mean for the future of the RBRA, and whether boats will hopscotch from one jurisdiction to another as a likely result of Sausalito's decision, is unclear.