By amusementtoday | May 13, 2013
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — Casino Pier, the cherished oceanfront amusement park whose boardwalk and pier was dismantled by October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, has hired Weeks Marine to remove the Star Jet roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 will commence the first phase of the project — removal of the Star Jet and the other related debris in the water. Weeks Marine will be working around the clock on the removal until completion. The entire project will take several days to complete once they begin on Tuesday.
Members of the media will have the opportunity to observe the commencement of the removal process on Tuesday, May 14th. All media representatives must have their credentials and sign in with the Casino Pier representatives starting at 1 p.m. at the check-in table located at the corner of Sherman Avenue and Ocean Terrace.
At approximately 2 p.m., Casino Pier will conduct a short Q & A for the press with representatives from Casino Pier, Weeks Marine and Seaside Heights municipality. At this time, details of the removal process will be addressed and there will be further opportunity for questions. Following the Q & A, Casino Pier and Seaside Heights representatives will be available for any additional questions.
Casino Pier is located at 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, N.J. For more information on Casino Pier, please visit casinopiernj.com.