The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has announced that Seamark Marine will provide temporary boat moving and launching services to boat owners who have been storing their boats in the dry dock storage facility at Dock 77 in Marina del Rey.

The storage facility is located at 13575 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey, next to Burton Chace Park.

On April 23rd, the longtime lessee of Dock 77 closed the facility after county officials did not renew his lease, but rather offered him a permit to operate the facility, according to local boat owner Hans Etter. Dock 77 is one of the parcels that is slated to be included in the proposed remodeling and expansion of Burton Chace Park, according to county officials.

The existing crane on the property allegedly failed a safety inspection, Etter said, quoting individuals from Crane Veyor Corp., who tested the crane, and Seamark Marine will be taking over services for boat owners.

Dock 77 boat owners may contact the Department of Beaches and Harbors at (310) 305-9503 for boat storage rental or access to their vessels.