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Who Should Pay for the Ghost Ships?

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Pretty interesting story out of New York about the increasing issue of abandoned "ghost ships" in Long Island Sound and what the town of Babylon is doing about it:



Boats left adrift or grounded, stripped of their names and anything of value, left as junk by owners who give up on expensive upkeep.

The town created a Wall Of Shame to track down owners, but three large commercial fishing vessels abandoned after Superstorm Sandy are still going nowhere.

“It’s not uncommon, when a big storm is coming, people will intentionally use that storm to abandon the boat and hope that it just drifts away,” Zitani said.


Should we really be using federal taxpayer funds to clean up after these people? What do we do about it?

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