Tenders sought to remove yacht wreck

The Thetis II lies on Eglinton beach with half its hull submerged in sand and the mast now broken.
The Thetis II lies on Eglinton beach with half its hull submerged in sand and the mast now broken.

A spokeswoman said the department had to award a tender for removal of the boat, which ran aground after hitting reef during stormy weather in July.

Its owner indicated he did not have the capability to do so himself.

Two months after the yacht became beached near Pipidinny Road, the department issued a removal notice to the owner.

But because he has not done so, it has the power to remove it and recover costs from him.