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 &
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