RI Bill Would Facilitate Derelict Boat Removal

Sakonnet Times: Bon Moyage, the derelict aluminum yacht that plagued the upper Kickemuit River for nearly 5 months last year, may end up changing state law.

Lawmakers from Warren and Bristol have introduced legislation that would make it easier for towns to remove derelict boats abandoned on public or private waters. It would also establish a fund, paid in part by boats’ registration fees, that would help pay for the removal of the derelicts and any environmental costs incurred.

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