NYC Parks Removed Abandoned Vessels Littering Sheepshead Bay in 2023 ~ ‘The Office of Marine Debris Disposal & Vessel Surrendering’ Created in 2024

 

 

 

Abandoned Boat Removal by NYC Parks in Sheepshead Bay. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

This month (April, 2024) a new office, the first of its kind in New York State, was created to keep New York City’s waterfront clear of marine hazards like derelict boats. This will create a safer environment for boaters, waterfront enjoyers and marine life. The office also launched a vessel turn-in program through which New Yorkers can directly surrender their unwanted boats, proactively addressing vessels before they become derelict.

The Office of Marine Debris Disposal and Vessel Surrendering was created in accordance with Local Law 46 of 2023, and is funded through 2025 thanks to $1 million from Mayor Eric Adams.

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