The SC Abandoned Boats Program

Since 2004, DHEC has worked with federal, state and local partners to leverage the removal of over 100 abandoned vessels from coastal waterways stretching from Horry County to Hilton Head. However, this program does not relieve boat owners from their responsibility to properly manage and dispose of their vessels. DHEC makes no guarantee that the reported vessel information is accurate and is not making a determination that the vessel is, in fact, abandoned.