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While we've seen home abandonment and read about boat repos, here's a new one out of Marina del Rey: Boat abandonment. A bill passed the Assembly that would help boat owners more easily surrender their boats to state agencies, who would either destroy it or auction it, reports The Argonaut. There's apparently a problem of owners allowing their S.S. Whatevers to rot; some of the boats eventually sink, leaking oil and other yuck into the Pacific. The bill would also allow local agencies to apply for existing grants to dispose of surrendered vessels, and increase fines for boat owners with abandonment issues. [The Argonaut]