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: September 2018

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 and 2017 meetings. You can read these, and see similar resolutions and further updates, on our Resolutions page

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. We're happy to report that both the House and the Senate passed SB92.

We are in the process of planning a bill signing for SB92 during our October conference in Seward. THANK YOU to all of our members who reached out to contact your legislators supporting this critical improvement in our state derelict vessel laws!

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