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(A) It shall be unlawful to anchor, moor or ground on the public land or waters of this city, or on private property without permission of the property owner, any derelict vessel. Indicators that a vessel is derelict include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Improper, non-working, or no anchor light;
(2) Vessel is neglected, or substantially dismantled, or improperly maintained, or is not able to be used for navigation as intended;
(3) Vessel does not comply with current registration requirements;
(4) Vessel is barnacle-laden;
(5) Vessel interior is exposed to the elements (rain, waves, and the like);
(6) Vessel is listing;
(7) Vessel is aground;
(8) Vessel is in danger of breaking or dragging its mooring;
(9) Vessel is sinking;
(10) Vessel is abandoned; or
(11) Vessel fails to display a City of Folly Beach permit as required in § 134.54.
(B) Pursuant to S.C. Code § 50-21-190 it is unlawful to abandon a watercraft or outboard motor on the public land or waters of this state or the city or on private property without permission of the property owner. This section does not apply to persons who abandon a watercraft in an emergency for the safety of the person onboard; however, after the emergency is over, the owner and operator of the abandoned watercraft shall make a bona fide attempt to recover the watercraft.
(Ord. 22-20, passed 10-13-20) Penalty, see § 134.99