In the meantime, here are some resources that might be of help.
Two local companies that recover boats:
How to report damage:
Additionally, regarding damage to boats while underway, boaters can call DEEP Dispatch (860-424-3333), use the USCG (VHF Ch 16), or contact local municipal law enforcement.
Please keep in mind that boaters who sustain damage greater than $500 are required to submit a boating accident report to DEEP. The boating accident form can be found on the DEEP boating accident webpage or in the DEEP Boater’s Guide.
Regarding resources for repairs: boaters are responsible for their own repairs and, if insured, can take that avenue. (DEEP has no financial resources available for boat owners, marinas, or private docks for damage sustained from floatable debris, weather, etc.)
DEEP does not have any resources to manage this type of debris and the USCG will not respond to it unless it is lodged in such a way as to block a federal navigation channel (e.g. in a bridge underpass). DEEP routinely advises boaters to be wary of floating debris in its boating classes and to always keep a keen lookout when underway.
Regarding this event, the Boating Division has broadcast three social media posts regarding the hazards of “boating with debris” as well.
DEEP is using its social channels to warn recreational boaters of the dangers of flood-stage water levels - CLICK HERE for DEEP Facebook posts.