Abandoned Boat Report
Mt Pleasant, SC
"Below is an email I tried to send two weeks ago but was rejected. I am having trouble loading my photos onto your form Mr. Griggs, I spoke w/ a Mr. Page at OCRM and he gave me your email. I live in Mt. Pleasant and am fortunate to have a clear view from my back porch of Crab Bank. There are two vessels that arrived about two months ago that are good candidates for sinking derelicts as I have not seen anyone aboard either since they arrived. The have no sign of any charging ability such as solar panels or wind generators and the batteries will not support bilge pumps forever. The larger boat around a 45’ Ketch Reg# SC 7234CA appears to be listing. She is behind Crab Bank on the Shem Creek side. The other a Pearson 30 named TOBAGO Reg.# SC 6299 BN is between Patriots Point Golf Links and Crab Bank and has a large hole in her Port side and eventually will surely sink, hopefully not in the middle of the shipping channel. I have followed the abandoned vessel debate for years and am aware of the difficulties faced by Law Enforcement but it would be a lot cheaper to deal w/ these derelicts before they sink. There was a boat on Crab Bank a couple of years ago and after a couple of weeks I took a photo and wrote a letter to the editor of the Post and Courier which they published along with the photo and the boat was gone in a matter of a couple of days. Someone knows who owns these abandoned boats and a photo published in the local paper might be a way to get the owners attention. Thanks you, Peter Dodds The Ketch is now high and dry on Crab Bank. I can no longer see TOBAGO, she either sunk or blew away."
Vessel name: Stage Craft
Registration Number: SC7234CA
09/04/2017 | 10:26 am
3 hours 26 minutes after high tide
CHARLESTON (Customhouse Wharf) (2.2 miles away)
Water Level (at time of report): 10:26 am, 2.9'
High Tide (Predicted): 7:04 am, 5.3'
High Tide (Observed): 7:00 am, 5.4'
Wind Speed: 2.9 MPH
Wind Direction: WNW (296°)
Rainfall (Past 24 Hours): 0"