Six days after sinking in its mooring, a fishing boat remains submerged in Huntington Harbor as Town officials contemplate their next move.
At low tide Wednesday, much of the sunken Noli Eileen was visible from the shore despite a notice of violation issued by Town Bay Constables July 5 to the owner of the boat, Peter Gens.
Town officials say they are close to taking further action as talks with Gens' attorney continue.
"We're still talking, lawyer to lawyer, but it looks like the Town will have to remove the boat and bill the owner," said Town information officer A.J. Carter. "We are in the process of getting quotes on the cost of the removal."
Cited with pollution of waterways, unseaworthy vessel and an expired mooring permit, Gens was ordered to correct the situation last week by Town officials.
Despite efforts to keep the 56-foot boat afloat, the vessel apparently with no passengers on board.
Attempts by Patch to contact Gens were unsuccessful Wednesday.