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Crews to remove burned Tarpon Springs shrimp boat

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TARPON SPRINGS, FL (WFLA) -

Crews worked on removing the partially submerged burned shrimp boat in Tarpon Springs sponge docks Wednesday morning.

The 85-foot shrimp boat Skye Marie caught on fire and burned to the hull in May.  The owner Bill Harris, a local fisherman of almost 40 years, said the boat was not insured. Fire officials declared it a total loss.

Related story: 05/14/2013 Fuel cleanup continues after Tarpon Springs boat fire

Clean-up crews contained about 2,200 gallons of an oily water mixture from the docks. US Coast Guard assisted with the clean-up to ensure that there was no pollution threat.

Related story: 05/16/2013 Crews clean up fuel in water after Tarpon Springs boat fire

The boat was not a threat for local navigation, which is why authorities kept it in the docks for almost three months.

 

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