Vessel Hotline


The Incident Command responding to pollution caused by Hurricane Irma is hard at work cleaning up after one of the most powerful storms in Florida’s history. Teams of responders from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys, Miami, and up to Jacksonville are assessing vessels found to be damaged or sunken. These teams are looking for pollution as well as the potential for pollution. A leaking vessel is prioritized and immediately addressed.

Assessment teams are leaving stickers on damaged boats, requesting that the owner call the Vessel Hotline. If you’re an owner of a vessel in one of these affected areas and have received the sticker, please call:

(305) 985-3744

Leave a message, complete with your name, phone number, vessel registration and the target number indicated on the sticker and a member of the response effort will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you see pollution occurring, please contact the National Response Center at:



Information for Boat Owners Removing Their Boats

Para Propietarios de Botes y Buques en la Remicon de Emabarcacuiones

FWC Facts:
All vessels must have a wearable USCG-approved personal flotation device (PFD) for each person on board.

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