Derelict Vessel Notices of Intent to Obtain Custody
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Derelict Vessel Removal Program
Notices of Intent to Obtain Custody


The following vessels have custody actions pending under the derelict vessel act (RCW 70.10.040). If the owner takes no action, the vessel will be seized by the authorized public entity listed in the notice.  Once custody is obtained, the agency may use or dispose of the vessel in any appropriate and environmentally sound manner without further notice to any owners.

The owner of any vessel listed below may prevent the custody action by following the directions outlined in the notice.


Pending Actions 

Date
Posted

 Vessel Name | Notice

Registration

 Location

Custody date

8/18/2014a 26-ft Thunderbird sailing vessel
WN 2529 NK
Alki9/4/2014
7/17/201432-fr fiberform cabin cruiser
WN 1242 NP
Gig Harbor, Pierce County8/11/2014
7/10/2014Unknown 1967 40-ft Chris-Craft
WN 277 R
Removed from Rivera Pl NE, now at 3840 Marginal Way S, Seattle7/25/2014
7/8/2014Unknown ~14-ft Truline pleasure craft
WN 6151 MC
North shore of Samish Island, Skagit County8/6/2014
6/19/2014~58-ft steel-hulled vessel | PhotoUnknownSteamboat Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/17/2014~60-ft double-masted sailboat | PhotoUnknownEbey Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/17/2014~40-ft pleasure craft | Photo
WN 7946 JE
Ebey Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/17/2014Unknown vessel with word "Oscar" on stern | PhotoUnknownSteamboat Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/17/2014~17-ft Reinell runabout | Photo
WN 3237 KG
Deadwater Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/17/2014~83-ft wooden-hulled vessel | PhotoUnknownSteamboat Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/17/2014~58-ft wooden-hulled fishing vessel | PhotoUnknownDeadwater Slough, Snohomish County7/10/2014
6/16/201435-ft fiberglass motor-sailor yacht Unknownsunk at 47° 22’ 57.50” N   122° 26’ 56.35” W in Quartermaster Harbor, King County, WA7/9/2014
6/16/201436-ft fiberglass sailboat Unknownsunk at 47° 22’ 56.26” N   122° 26’ 48.95” W in Quartermaster Harbor, King County, WA7/9/2014
6/16/2014~35-40-ft fiberglass power yachtUnknownsunk at 47° 22’ 24.35” N   122° 27’ 23.14” W in Quartermaster Harbor, King County, WA7/9/2014
6/16/201420-ft wood runabout Unknownsunk at 47° 22’ 21.47” N   122° 27’ 24.28” W in Quartermaster Harbor, King County, WA7/9/2014
6/16/201432-ft wood power yachtUnknownsunk at 47° 22’ 22.25” N   122° 29’ 03.78” W in Quartermaster Harbor, King County, WA7/9/2014
6/12/2014Unknown ~158-ft steel vessel | Photo
Unknown
Deep River, near 29 Hungry Hwy, Naselle, Wahkiakum County7/7/2014
6/12/2014Unknown Bowpicker | Photo
Unknown
In Deep River, Wahkiakum County, GPS 46.347, -123.690177/7/2014
5/28/2014

1987 Wright 45-ft vessel

WN 5791 LE

Gig Harbor, Pierce County

6/13/2014
1/7/2014Unknown
WN 289 EB
Port Orchard Marina1/5/2014
8/19/13Steel-hulled vessel, name unknown | PhotoUnknown

In the Vancouver Lake flushing channel, Clark County

9/13/13
         

Owner liability. If the owner does not take action to remove a vessel declared derelict or abandoned, he or she may be liable for costs such as:

  • Administrative costs incurred in the custody action.
  • Removal and disposal costs.
  • Costs associated with environmental damages directly or indirectly caused by the vessel.

The owner may also be subject to a criminal misdemeanor charge for causing a vessel to become abandoned or derelict.

Appeals. A vessel owner may contest an agency’s decision to take temporary possession or custody of a vessel, or to contest the amount of reimbursement owed to an agency through an appeals process, which is spelled out in the notice of intent to obtain custody.  The type of appeal and the appeal period depends on which authorized public entity takes the action.

In general, if the contested decision or action was undertaken by a state agency or a local agency that does not have an internal appeals process,  a written appeal must be filed with the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB). The appeal must be received no later than 30 days after the custody date.  See the vessel’s custody notice for details.
> PCHB frequently asked questions

Owners may file appeals directly to entities that have their own internal rules or procedures for contesting decisions or actions pertaining to derelict or abandoned vessels. Examples of these entities may include metropolitan park districts, port districts, cities, towns, or counties. 

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 Contacts

Melissa Ferris
Derelict Vessel Removal Program
1111 Washington Street SE MS 47027 Olympia, WA 98504-7027
360-902-1574
dvrp@dnr.wa.gov

 Files

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 Related Links

Derelict Vessel Removal Program
Statutes applying to derelict vessels