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Derelict and Abandoned Vessels
Derelict Vessel
Richard Jones
Senior Administrator
2798 Overseas Hwy.
Suite 420
Marathon, FL. 33050
Ph: (305) 289-2580
Fx: (305) 289-2536
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thousands of boaters enjoy the Keys waters every year. However, many boat owners end up neglecting their boats, leaving them at anchor to become derelict or abandoned.  Unfortunately, those vessels often become environmental or navigational hazards and must be removed from the water at the tax payer’s expense.

Derelict Vessel Removal Program

The Monroe County Marine Resources Office works cooperatively with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office to remove derelict vessels. Law enforcement personnel notify boat owners who may be subject to fines or jail time if they do not take corrective action.

Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street
Key West FL, 33040