Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) is a protocol for how the federal government cleans up actual and potential oil spills and hazardous materials after a Presidential Declaration of Emergency. The primary agencies quickly setup a unified command to run field operations, manage budgets and disseminate critical public information.
Following protocols from the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the unified command chose to divide the affected areas into branches along the same boundaries as current Coast Guard sectors and then to smaller divisions.
Extracted vessels are moved to staging areas so owners can claim them. Unclaimed vessels are destroyed and deposited in landfills.
Remember to bring the following documents to claim your vessel:
- Government-Issued ID
- Copy of Bill of Sale
- Copy of Federal or State registration
- Power of Attorney, if claiming on behalf of the owner