No easy Answers for Florida Keys Derelict Vessel Problem

State marine officers pointed to notorious derelict-vessel cases in Florida Keys waters as prime examples of the need for new rules. “We see a lot of red dots in Monroe County,” said State Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo), referring to a state map showing 304 derelict vessels off Florida shores. “Obviously it’s an issue here,” […]
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States Holds Hearing on Florida Keys Derelict Vessels

Proposals will be floated to reduce the number of abandoned and sunken boats littering the shallow Florida Keys sea bottom at an Aug. 13 session in Key Largo. A state survey on “anchoring of non-liveaboard vessels” outside public mooring fields drew 11,693 responses, including more than 600 from Monroe County. The survey, completed in December, […]
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