By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Assembly decides mandatory boat insurance ordinance needs more work


February 21, 2024

Assembly members agreed that a port commission proposal to require boat owners to carry marine insurance — or pay a monthly fee in addition to their stall rental — needs a lot more work.

The port commission has been discussing since 2022 the financial risk to the borough when an uninsured vessel catches fire or sinks in the harbor, requiring cleanup and removal.

The commission last month voted unanimously to recommend assembly approval of an ordinance requiring boat owners show proof of insurance or pay an additional monthly fee so that the Port and Harbors Department could build up reserves t...

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