Owners cited for derelict boats

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has cited two separate owners of derelict boats currently located in Santa Rosa Sound near Juana’s Pagodas.

FWC Investigator Sulin Schafer said she issued both owners notices in late January to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of derelict vessels.

Francis Christian Newton, 44, of the 1900 block of Flamingo Lane in Navarre, was cited for a blue 1976 22-foot International Yacht sailboat.

She said the vessel had been aground nearby since December 2014 during which time it was moored to the county’s Navarre Beach Boat Ramp without permission.

Read the full story in the Feb. 19 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.


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