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Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Removal Fund
 
The Oregon State Marine Board Abandoned Vessel Removal fund was established in 2004. The Board sets aside $150,000 per biennium to reimburse public agencies up to 90% of the cost of investigating, salvaging, towing, removing, storing, and disposing of derelict and abandoned boats, floating homes, and boathouses. Use of the fund is limited to removing boats, floating homes, and boathouses that meet the definition of "derelict" or that are abandoned in the water (floating or sunk).
 
Public agencies should call the Marine Board at 503-378-2611 as soon as a derelict or abandoned boat is identified. We will confirm if the vessel is eligible for reimbursement from the fund, how much money is available in the fund, and the next steps in requesting reimbursement. The Marine Board can also help in tracking down registration or documentation records to find the owner(s) of abandoned vessels.
 
The Vessel of Concern Reporting Form can also be used to report and evaluate abandoned or derelict vessels.
 
Please contact Meg Gardner at 503-378-2611 for more information.
 
 

Example documents

These templates may be used by public agencies that wish to take action on abandoned or derelict vessels. These documents are examples only. Public agencies are encouraged to check with their legal counsels for compliance with the notification requirements and seizure procedures outlined in ORS 830.908 to 830.948. 



The table below shows abandoned and derelict vessel removal information for the 2013-2015 biennium. The information in the table may not reflect the final values for each vessel until the close of the biennium at the end of June 2015. Please call 503-378-2611 if you have any questions about the information listed.

2013-2015 Remaining Funds Available for Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Removal: ~$78,000 (as of May 2015)
2013-2015 Removed Abandoned & Derelict Vessels​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Fund # ​Vessel Name ​Enforcement Agency ​OSMB $ Spent ​Enforcement Agency $ Spent ​DSL $ Spent ​Date Removed
​2014-05 ​WN 286 BP
​Multnomah County ​$105 ​$0 ​$35 ​3/28/2014
​2014-23 ​OR 785 ADW
​METRO ​$3,384 ​$828 ​$0 ​10/31/2014
​2014-12 OR 746 KB
Multnomah County
​$2,213 ​$0 ​$738 ​7/19/2014
​2014-17 ​OR 727 FN Multnomah County ​$2,190 ​$0 ​$0 12/20/2014
​2014-08 ​OR 628 ZW
​Columbia County ​$5,400 ​$0 ​$0 4/18/2014
​2014-14 ​OR 560 PX ​Multnomah County ​$3,038 ​$0 ​$612 7/22/2014
​2014-32 ​OR 511 JB
​Multnomah County ​$34 ​$0 ​$0 12/12/2014
​2015-04 ​OR 473 RN ​Multnomah County ​$3,900 ​$0 ​$0 ​2/12/2015
​2014-04 OR 420 AEF
Multnomah County
​$6,000 ​$0 ​$0 ​2/12/2014
​2014-26 OR 375 GG
Multnomah County
$1,800 $0​ ​$0 1/30/2015​
​2015-10 OR 331 NP
Multnomah County
​$1,400 ​$0 ​$0 3/11/2015
​2014-19 OR 267 RN
​Multnomah County ​$6,300 ​$0 ​$0 ​12/16/2014
​2014-16 ​OR 199 HJ Multnomah County $​1,340 $0​ $0​ 12/20/2014​
​2015-06 OR 171 DF​ Portland Fire Bureau​ ​$989 $0​ $0​ 2/12/2015​
​2014-27 OR 126 UU​ Multnomah County $​1,800 $0​ $0​ 1/30/2015​
2014-18​ OR 118 EX​ Multnomah County $​1,341 $0​ $0​ 12/20/2014​
​2014-15 OR 084 MUA​ Multnomah County $​1,967 $0​ $0​ 9/1/2014​
​2013-05b NV 1590 KA​ Lane County SO​ $​543 $0​ $181 7/1/2013​
​2015-03 Klamath runabout​ Klamath County​ $​500 $0​ $0​ 1/25/2015​
​2014-09 FV Starlite​ Port of Garibaldi​ $​1,875 $625​ $0​ 5/8/2014​
​2013-05a CF 9812 EG​ Lane County​ $​544 $0​ $181​ 7/1/2013​
​2014-02 BH 2075​ Clatsop County​ $​7,280 ​$0 $2,500​ 4/28/2014​
​2014-01 Iccarus​ Port of Garibaldi​ $​5,025 $1,675​ $0​ 3/12/2014​
​2014-10 FV Valiant II​ Port of Garibaldi​ $​2,625 $875​ $0​ 5/8/2014​
 
 
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