Roller coaster to be removed from ocean in NJ

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm •  Published: May 13, 2013

Casino Pier has hired Weeks Marine, an experienced maritime contractor, to do the work.

"They're planning on taking it apart piece by piece and taking it away, Mastoris said. "They're going to take a crane around and take pieces off."

Works crews will operate around the clock until the last of the coaster has been removed.

In January, a man who lives nearby climbed to the top of the coaster and unfurled an American flag atop it before climbing down and being arrested by police. His municipal court case has yet to come to trial.

The project will start a few hours after Britain's Prince Harry departs from Seaside Heights. He's visiting the Ocean County community on Tuesday as part of a tour of America.

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