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Derelict boats a matter of cash

Look to your right crossing the Ashley River bridge into downtown Charleston, S.C., and you'll see the shrimp trawler leaning to one side as it sinks into the mud.

The Runaway has been out there for years. It's one of at least 15 derelict boats littering the river today, says Sgt. Chad Womack, supervisor of the Charleston Police Department's marine patrol.

The city of Charleston and the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control landed a $60,000 grant last year to clean up derelict boats and they’re putting it to use.

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