Sandy-Ravaged Coaster Will Soon Be Removed

Coaster sent crashing into the Atlantic Ocean during Superstorm Sandy

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    Nov. 1, 2012: A roller coaster sits in the Atlantic Ocean after the Fun Town pier it sat on was destroyed.

    A roller coaster swept off a Jersey Shore amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the ocean will soon be pulled from the water.

    Casino Pier in Seaside Heights has signed a contract with Weeks Marine of Cranford to remove the remains of the Jet Star roller coaster and other rides.

    Casino Pier spokeswoman Toby Wolf says a timeline for completing the work has not been finalized, and the timing of the project will largely depend on the weather.

    Director of Operations Lou Cirigliano says crews will need a window of several clear days with calm tides.

    Once the work begins, officials say it could take seven days to remove the roller coaster, while the overall project could take a few months.

    But before the work can start, a hydrographic survey will be done to determine what lies below the pier.

    Cirigliano says the pier and removal company will be meeting with the U.S. Coast Guard to discuss safety factors regarding the project.