Why is this service so important?
There are a lot of boats in the Charleston area that have absentee owners and that after a while, people tend to forget about. Over time the boats fall into disrepair and can end up breaking away from their docks or moorings, crashing into other boats, causing a hazard to navigation or washing up in the marsh. Over time they may even get in such bad condition that they sink. From the time that boat breaks free, the last registered owner is responsible for everything: damage to other boats, removal of the sunken boat, oil or gasoline spills, everything. The average price to remove a sunken boat without the hazardous material clean up is between $10,000-15,000. And there can be additional state and federal fines and possible jail time associated with clean up or failure to clean up.
How can we help?
Having someone that knows boats, has a boat and can check on your boat/yacht to make sure everything is okay or any necessary repairs or maintenance issues could be huge to someone that lives far away. Additionally, there is a ton of theft off of boats, even those tied to the dock. And no one ever gets caught. Fuel theft is probably the biggest item stolen. Someone that can make fuel tank security recommendations and the appearance that the boat is occupied or well-looked after could be a significant deterrent.
Why choose Anchor Security?
At Anchor Security, we have employees who have a wide range of experience with boats. We have someone who is a licensed 50-ton Master Boat Captain, and with a background in USCG and police marine patrol. So not only do we know about boats, but we know about different laws, maintenance/repairs and many other major details that most people don't know about.