The Navy sent photos of eight boats ranging in size from small outboards to a large cabin cruiser with a flying bridge.
“We have a number of boats that are still washed up on our beach and we are trying to find the owners so they can come remove their boats,” said Sandy Duchac, the base public affairs officer.
The Navy said the boats must be removed before Feb. 15, when nesting season for endangered birds begins.
“When the owners do not take responsibility for removing their property … taxpayer money must be used to safely remove the vessel and resulting debris, which directly impacts the base’s ability to meet our mission of supporting and training America’s heroes,” Duchac said.
She said that anyone who owns one of the vessels, or knows who does, should contact the Navy at 619-545-7418 to arrange to remove it.
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