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Anchor-outs promise fight as Richardson Bay agency OKs anchorage transition plan

The Richardson Bay Regional Agency will move forward with its transition plan to clear the bay of unseaworthy vessels, despite complaints from stakeholders the plan lacks specifics and warnings from the anchor-out community they won’t go along. The agency’s board of directors voted unanimously at its June 11 teleconference meeting to approve a five-point plan meant to ensure vessels between Belvedere and Sausalito conform to state and local seaworthiness standards by October 2021. Of the 90 vessels on the anchorage in 2019, only about 20 meet the criteria so far.

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