NBC 10 I-Team: Owner of sunken crane, barge pays fine
The NBC 10 I-Team has learned Mark Ginalski, the East Providence owner of a sunken crane and barge in the upper Providence River, has paid a $500 fine to the city of Providence.
Earlier this month, the city’s harbormaster issued a summons to Ginalski to pay the fine or face trial. He paid $250 on August 23 and another $250 on August 27, said Victor Morente, a spokesperson for Mayor Jorge Elorza. Morente said the city’s law department is reviewing the situation on what to do next.
In July, the DEM sent Ginalski a notice of intent to enforce and called the twisted steel and “eyesore” and “junk.”
DEM said failure to remove the barge and crane could result in fines of up to $25,000 a day.