Shrimp boat captain fears he could face jail time

When the shrimp boat Skye Marie caught on fire Tuesday night in Tarpon Springs, the owner Billy Harris said he lost his livelihood.  Harris is now afraid he could lose his freedom, as well.

When the shrimp boat Skye Marie caught on fire Tuesday night in Tarpon Springs, the owner Billy Harris said he lost his livelihood.  Harris is now afraid he could lose his freedom, as well.   Harris said he’s being told by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that the burned out, partially sunken boat is a derelict vessel and a navigation hazard. He said the agency told him, once he receives official notification, he will have five days to remove the boat or a warrant will be issued for his arrest.  “I’ve never been locked up a day in my life and I’m 61 years old,” said Harris. “I don’t have a criminal record, other than speeding tickets like everybody else.”  Harris said he’s received some quotes from salvage companies. He said they told him it will cost about $100,000 to remove the boat.

 

Advertisements

About Indian Rocks Bridge

We have a HUGE responsibility to protect our children and their futures. Our Gulf of Mexico has nearly been destroyed by the Deep-water Horizon catastrophe and many families here will never recover. Paradise lost, so it goes. I’m doing my best to apolitically educate anyone that cares about the impact on our environment by technology and “for-profit” progress. We forget, too frequently that we SHARE this planet with millions of other life-forms and as the most “powerful” species, we must be more cognizant of our greed versus the well-being of our planet. Thanks again for visiting and please check back often. -Gregg indianrocksbridge@yahoo.com
This entry was posted in On The Water, Society. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s