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Hank Investigates: Navy Yard Follow: More Time to Move

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There is new information on a Hank Investigation. Boat owners at a troubled Marina in Charlestown have more time to find a new place to dock, and the owner of that marina said he’ll help pay for their move.

Hank first told you about the Shipyard Quarters Marina back in July. Since 2010, state inspectors have issued safety violations to the marina’s owner for the rusted pilings, twisted docks and rotting wood. Now the state is in court and asking a judge to force the owner, Martin Oliner, to make repairs.

Last week he sent eviction letters to boat owners and said they had to leave in 48 hours. The problem is, some live on houseboats as full time residents and complained they couldn’t move on such short notice. Oliner said the marina can’t be repaired; it needs to be totally replaced.

“You can’t fix a 30-year-old marina to the standard we’ve been asked to and that’s why we have the havoc we have today,” he said.

Now, a judge is giving them at least two more weeks in the marina and Oliner said he’ll help pay for boat owners relocation costs and refund the remainder of their rent.

There is new information on a Hank Investigation. Boat owners at a troubled Marina in Charlestown have more time to find a new place to dock, and the owner of that marina said he’ll help pay for their move.

Hank first told you about the Shipyard Quarters Marina back in July. Since 2010, state inspectors have issued safety violations to the marina’s owner for the rusted pilings, twisted docks and rotting wood. Now the state is in court and asking a judge to force the owner, Martin Oliner, to make repairs.

Last week he sent eviction letters to boat owners and said they had to leave in 48 hours. The problem is, some live on houseboats as full time residents and complained they couldn’t move on such short notice. Oliner said the marina can’t be repaired; it needs to be totally replaced.

“You can’t fix a 30-year-old marina to the standard we’ve been asked to and that’s why we have the havoc we have today,” he said.

Now, a judge is giving them at least two more weeks in the marina and Oliner said he’ll help pay for boat owners relocation costs and refund the remainder of their rent.

If you see something you think needs investigating: Tell Hank. Our investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan wants to hear your tips. Call her at 855-247-HANK. Or, you can email her at tellhank@whdh.com



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