“While we’ve identified more than 100 abandoned vessels on moorings, on the seafloor, along coastlines and in our bays, KBB is focussing its initial efforts on the removal of 37 wrecks,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] said.

A KBB spokesperson said, “Abandoned boats and marine wrecks have been a blight on Bermuda’s beautiful coastline for years. Not only are they a danger to boaters and swimmers, but they are also an environmental hazard leaking fuel and oil into our pristine waters.

Collaborative Approach

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] is delighted to announce a collaborative approach to tackling these wrecks with the launch of a joint Government – KBB initiative to address derelict and abandoned vessels in the marine environment.

“In partnership with the Ministry of Transport, Department of Environment & Natural Resources and the Ministry of Public Works, and with the enthusiastic support of three donors, the first phase of the initiative is the imminent removal of 37 abandoned vessels from Great Bay, Stoke’s Harbour, St George’s Harbour, Marginal Wharf and Smith’s Sound in St David’s, Riddell’s Bay in Warwick and Lagoon Park in Sandys.”

Read more here: https://bernews.com/2022/01/kbb-more-than-100-abandoned-vessels/