Abandoned Derelict Vessel - Removal Notice

Notice Type:

Government Notice

Notice Sub Type:

Public Notification
Notice ID:
Public Authorities / Department:
Environment and Natural Resources
Publication date:
13 July 2022

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Marine and Ports Services are advising the public that a further 31 abandoned and derelict boats – owners unknown – will shortly be removed from the water and disposed of.  These are located in the Mullet bay entrance, Ferry Reach, Coney Island and Ducks Puddle (St George’s), Mills Creek and Stovell Bay, Spanish Point (Pembroke) and Somerset areas. 

It is noted that a recent Government Notices (GN0247/2022 and GN0086/2022) to remove 37 and 17 abandoned and derelict vessels render them as Government-owned and they have either already been removed or are in the process of being removed by marine contractors under contract to KBB.

The Abandoned Vessel Notice for all vessels is available to view and the details on each of the additional 31 vessels also can also be found in the Vessel Details Document.

If you are the owner of any of these boats, you have 30 days from today’s date (above) to remove your vessel from its current location and relocate it to a site which does not contravene the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 2002, the Marine Board Act 1962, the Marine & Ports Dumping Regulations 1967 or any other law of Bermuda.

Should you wish to identify to Government whether any of these vessels belong to you then you can voluntarily agree to allow the Ministry to dispose of it at no cost to you by completing a consent form and returning it to the Department of Marine & Ports Services.

However, if you do not respond within 30 days from today, your vessel may be disposed of and if the vessel identity is subsequently determined upon recovery then the costs incurred as a result of said disposal may be payable by you.

For more information, please contact pollutioncontrol@gov.bm