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Tag: Helena Star


State orders removal of sunken boat from Hylebos Waterway

Those responsible for an abandoned 167-foot boat that sank in the Hylebos Waterway in January need to remove it, state Department of Ecology officials said Monday.

The department issued an emergency enforcement order, which requires parties responsible for the Helena Star to come up with a plan within seven days for raising the steel hull vessel.

If they don’t present a plan, the state could contract out the work and charge them for it instead.

The boat was derelict when it sank Jan. 25, according to the order, which names three people connected with the boat and their businesses.

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