Alaska Association of Harbormasters
and Port Administrators 

Derelict Vessels

Abandoned and derelict vessels pose significant economic, environmental and navigational threats to harbors and waters throughout Alaska. The AAHPA has been pro-active on this issue, helping to catalyze the formation of the statewide ad-hoc ADV Task Force. 

If you know of a vessel of concern, please report it using this joint agency Vessel of Concern Reporting Form

The Task Force, with the help of the law firm Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot, developed a workbook of templates for municipalities to help with impounding vessels.

For more information on the ADV Task Force, please see their website. 

Current News: March 2017

On March 10, 2017 Senator Peter Micciche introduced Senate Bill 92 (SB92) in Juneau. This Bill takes the recommendations from the Derelict Vessel Task Force and offers the opportunity for a huge step forward in the management and prevention of derelict vessels around Alaska. Read the full text and see its progress on the Alaska Legislature's website.

Please consider testifying on SB92. Senate Resources will be hearing the bill on Friday, March 31 at 3:30PM.

Want the highlights? Read our briefing on SB92 and the derelict vessel issue around the state. 

Want to receive email updates on SB92? Email Rachel to be added to the list!

The AAHPA passed a resolution in support of pro-active changes to 30.30 to improve our statewide prevention and management of derelict vessels during our fall 2016 meeting. You can read it, and see similar resolutions and further updates, on our Resolutions page

To serve and promote Alaska's ports and harbors. 
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