Grounded trawler Day Island dismantled in Ventura

by George Miller

The grounded trawler Day Island was signed over to the state by the uninsured owner who allowed the grounding to happen. The Ventura Fire Dept. made sure that hazardous materials, such as diesel fuel, were quickly removed. We had heard that a tug was supposed to salvage the craft the following night, but this did not occur, effectively dooming her. Yesterday we reported the craft would be dismantled. As of this morning, the job had been nearly completed (see below):

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Backhoe operator dismantling grounded trawler Day Island, south of San Buenaventura State Beach, 1-15-16. Photo: Pam Schlotter

The actual dismantling work on the Day Island can only proceed at low tide, when the backhoe can reach the craft. In today’s photos, the tide was higher and work on shore proceeded.

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Backhoe operator dismantling grounded trawler Day Island, south of San Buenaventura State Beach, 1-15-16. Photo: Pam Schlotter

 

 

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Little remains of grounded trawler Day Island, south of San Buenaventura State Beach, 1-15-16. Photo: Pam Schlotter

 

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Parts from trawler Day Island scattered on the beach for sorting and disposition, south of San Buenaventura State Beach, 1-15-16. Photo: Pam Schlotter 

Ms. Schlotter was that  people would fighting tonight over usable parts on the beach, such as lights, rigging and other hardware. It was our understanding that this is now property of the state.

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George Miller is Publisher of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard

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