Members of the Baltimore Police Department’s Marine Unit were determined to remove a 32-foot boat impaled on pilings in the Inner Harbor.
Starting in December 2016, they tried towing the vessel with a smaller police boat to dislodge it. When that didn’t work, they followed Brody’s advice in “Jaws” and got a bigger boat. The vessel remained stuck.
Moving to land, they hooked a cable from a truck on Thames Street to the boat and tried pulling it in that way. No luck.
Still stymied, they asked the bomb squad for detonation cords filled with explosives to wrap around the pilings to–I guess?–blast the boat free. That request was declined.