Abandoned boats are statewide headache, hazard

The 23-foot sailboat gone belly up in Santa Rosa Sound near the designated swimming area of Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze is one of 377 “derelict vessel” cases currently under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Such boats, besides being eyesores and potential hazards to navigation, frustrate local law enforcement agencies that lack resources to tow them away or clear wreckage.

Read the full article in the May 26 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online to your community newspaper.

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