We’re working in partnership with other agencies, including Maritime Safety Queensland and the Department of Environment and Science, to identify and remove problem vessels from our waterways.
In the last 12 months alone, we’ve removed 15 abandoned vessels from our waterways. Following removal, some were sold and others were destroyed.
As part of the Queensland Government’s $20 million War on Wrecks, we’ll continue to monitor the waterways and do what’s needed to make them safer and navigable.
We recently used $40,000 in funding from the War on Wrecks to remove four vessels, including the boat featured in this video which was removed from Steiglitz. We couldn’t identify its owner so it’s been broken up and disposed of properly.
If you’re concerned about an abandoned boat or have any questions about how we manage them, please contact us click here.