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Letter: Harbor Patrol Response Lacking

On August 10, several of us were on a Transit mooring in Manhasset Bay watching the sun set. At 7:15 p.m., three different boaters attempted to reach North Hempstead Patrol.

After several attempts from these boaters, they finally answered. They advised North Hempstead Patrol of a safety issue in the anchorage area of Capri Cove, regarding jet skis being operated in an unsafe and dangerous manner. The Bay Constable acknowledged the information, but never responded.

Thirty minutes later another vessel called in the same complaint. Again, message acknowledged, but there was no responding by the North Hempstead Bay Constable.

At 8:21 p.m., North Hempstead Patrol Boat Marine 10, left the Town Dock with one Bay Constable on board and slowly motored out of Manhasset Bay, never responding to Capri Cove.

This is not the first time this kind of response by Harbor Patrol has occurred. Why do we have all these personnel and two $250,000-plus taxpayer funded vessels that just sit at the dock every night? You can be assured that the next time there is a problem in Manhasset Bay, I will be  advising my fellow boaters to contact Nassau County Police Marine Bureau.

Steven E. Morlock