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If you encounter a boat that cannot function under its own power or appears to have been abandoned on or under state waters, please let us know. Certain details are helpful to beginning an investigation​​, including:

  • Vessel description (type, size, make, model, etc.)
  • Vessel location (descriptive, street address, and latitude/longitude if known)
  • Registration numbers and vessel name, if visible
  • Pictures, if available
  • Why you believe it is derelict or abandoned (remember, an ugly boat is not necessarily derelict)
  • Your contact information

When you have the above information, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to report your concerns at 888-404-3922.