NBC 10 I-Team: Owner of sunken crane, barge pays fine

FILE -- 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. (WJAR)

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.

Ginalski has faced pressure from the city and the state Department of Environmental Management to remove the wreckage, which sank in October 2017.

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.

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