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The 42 Viking Express is on display next to the Marina Shores Weigh Station
Police were unable to reach the boat to determine whether it was a threat for about 30 minutes, even though a Port Authority police vessel was tied up at a nearby dock.
There was no crew available to operate it because, in a money-saving move, the PA had decided to operate its navy only during daylight hours.
The PA Police Department finally had to call for help from the NYPD’s Harbor Unit.
If those on board the love boat had been “terrorists with bad intentions, they could have easily succeeded,’’ a PAPD official said.
“If they had hand-held rockets, they would have had plenty of time to fire at planes.’’
The PAPD’s boats were purchased specifically to run anti-terrorism patrols and help in boating accidents.
“There are no marine patrols at La Guardia and JFK on the afternoon and midnight tours,’’ a PAPD official said.
“These boats are integral to perimeter security.’’
Paul Nunziato, head of the PAPD union, was furious.
“The boats were purchased with federal money. They are not being deployed 24-7 — as the public would expect them to be,” he said.
The wild night began Saturday in a tavern in College Point, Queens, where boat owner Craig Gallo, 51, James Benenato, 60, and Mary Ann Belson, also 60, began chatting between drinks, another source said.
Neither of the two men had met Belson before.
Gallo, who lives in New Jersey and works for a financial company on Long Island, invited them aboard for a moonlight cruise. And before very long, the boat was rocking.
The joyride ended abruptly at the end of Runway 22, where the boat got impaled on a lighting stanchion.
Belson is being treated for a possible broken nose and jaw, and Gallo, who was later charged with operating a boat under the influence, suffered facial injuries. Benenato was not hurt.
They were lucky the boat was supported by the stanchion. Otherwise, the badly damaged craft might have sunk while they waited for help, the source said.
Before the wreck, “a consensual three-way sex endeavor was going on,’’ the source added.
“There’s a moral here: If you’re feeling amorous aboard a boat, I suggest you drop your anchor before you drop your pants.’’
The incident was the latest black mark against the PA, which is responsible for keeping unauthorized people off airport property.
In 2012, a jet-skier who had run aground at JFK Airport walked undetected across two runways and into a terminal despite motion detectors and security cameras on the grounds.
And in 2013, a man dressed as a woman hopped a fence at Newark Airport after a tryst in a car near the airport ended badly. At the time, a source revealed that perimeter cameras failed to detect the intruder
The Viking Yacht Company was recently featured on New Jersey TV News as part of an ongoing series about business in the Garden State. Andrea Vasquez toured the 810,000 square foot factory on the Bass River in New Gretna and reports her story here.
Viking dealer Bluewater Yachts Sales, with offices in Hampton and Gloucester Point, Virginia, Grasonville, Ocean City and Baltimore, Maryland, and Beaufort, Wanchese and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina took delivery this week of two new Vikings, a 62 Convertible and a 42 Open.
Viking 92 on Schedule for Mid-summer Launch
While at the factory, the Bluewater team also toured the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertiblecurrently under construction and set to premiere at the Viking Yacht Dealer Meeting in September at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.
The largest boat to be built in the 50 year history of the Viking Yacht Company, the 92 EB features six staterooms, a massive salon with a formal dining area and a world class galley, along with a climate controlled enclosed helm area. The Viking 92 EB will be one of several new Vikings available for sea trials on September 10th in Atlantic City, and you are cordially invited to contact your Viking dealer to make arrangements to get aboard these exciting new models.