The bill granting local governments authority to get rid of derelict vessels in navigable waters in their jurisdiction has been signed by Gov. Roy Cooper.
abandoned and derelict vessels
The measure would give local and county governments authorization to adopt ordinances regarding the abandonment and removal of vessels in navigable waters.
Brunswick County and the North Carolina Coastal Federation are working together to remove two sunken commercial fishing vessels as part of an effort to rid the coast of marine debris.
A nearly $300,000 project to remove an abandoned vessel near Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Oregon Inlet Campground is expected to begin Monday.
A project to remove abandoned and derelict vessels got underway this week in the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.
A collaborative endeavor is underway to remove abandoned and derelict vessels from coastal NC waterways, part of a larger effort on marine debris.
A statewide effort will begin this month to remove more than 80 abandoned and derelict vessels from the North Carolina coast.
Jacksonville is to begin Monday removing the first boat identified as potential abandoned and derelict vessels in city waters under a new ordinance.
NOAA Marine Debris Program is launching a monthly webinar series that kicks off at 3 p.m. Feb. 24 that addresses the countrywide problem of abandoned and derelict vessels.
Jacksonville has become the latest coastal North Carolina municipality to adopt an ordinance to deal with abandoned and derelict vessels.
North Carolina Coastal Federation and state Division of Coastal Management are partnering on a large-scale marine debris and vessel removal project on the central and southeast coast of the state.
Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill Wednesday giving the Wildlife Resources Commission permission and $1 million to investigate and remove abandoned and derelict vessels.
Workshops are being held in Washington and Wilmington in November for local government representatives with existing abandoned vessel ordinances and the coastal counties that have or are considering putting an ordinance in place.
As officials in coastal N.C. communities grapple with abandoned and derelict vessels blocking or polluting waterways and public lands, a recent report recommends a statewide solution.
Rep. Bob Steinburg has introduced legislation to give Manteo authority to address navigational needs and regulate anchoring and mooring of vessels within its waters.
Hyde this week became the fourth coastal N.C. county to approve an ordinance addressing the problem of abandoned vessels in public waters, the county’s first step that applies only to Ocracoke’s harbor.