Notices of Intent
   

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.
 
Vessel AvalonThe 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
9/12/17
Maxxis, a 1971 ~38 foot Viking with wooden hull
WN 7373 SH
Port Orchard Marina, Kitsap County
10/12/17
9/12/17
Unknown
Southern shoreline of Sammamish River in Kenmore, King County
10/10/17
9/12/17
Unknown, ~25 foot Ericson sailboat
WN 7405 JD
Sunk in Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island, San Juan County
10/9/17
8/31/17
Norden | image, ~60 foot wooden hulled sailboat
Unknown
West Sound Marina, Orcas Island
9/29/17
8/31/17
Unknown, ~25 foot Coronado Sailboat
WN 3852 JR
Liberty Bay, Poulsbo, Kitsap County
10/2/17
8/31/17
Wild Wind | image, ~44 foot wooden sailboat
Unknown
Port of Edmonds Boat Yard
9/29/17
8/22/17
WN 9399 JD
Eld Inlet, Thurston County
9/21/17
7/31/17
Lucinda | image, sailboat
WN 3422 KC
Swantown Marina, Thurston County
8/31/17
7/31/17
Mudshark, 1975 ~30 foot Buckineer sailboat
WN 6841 SK
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Seattle, King County
8/24/17
7.31/17
Unknown, 1973 ~35 foot Coronado sailboat
WN 4171 ME
3919 18th Ave W, Seattle, King County
8/28/17
7/18/17
Unknown, a ~27 foot Coronado sailboat
WN 294 CD
Bellingham Bay off Bouldvard Park, Whatcom County
8/14/17
7/17/17
OR 781 WR
Port of Kalama Marina, Cowlitz County
8/17/17
7/13/17
Eventide, a 1942 ~80 foot Wheeler wood hull vessel
WN 1032 NY
Bremerton Marina, Kitsap County
8/14/17
7/13/17
WN 2666 RR
East Fork Lewis River near NW Hale Rd
8/11/17
7/10/17
Dragonfly, ~29 foot sailing vessel
WN 3771 SJ
Vendovi Island, Skagit County
8/10/17
6/27/17
Unknown, ~17 foot Chrysler runabout
WN 295 DP
Hull ID CB060385M791
Port of Everett

7/28/17

6/20/17
Unknown, ~26 foot Ericson sailboat
WN 5684 NF
Quartermaster Harbor near Judd Creek, King County
7/17/17
6/12/17
Unknown | Image, a 1987 Bayliner
WN 3804 NN
Port of Anacortes
7/10/17
6/6/17
WN 8468 U
Fort Glagler State Park, Jefferson County
7/5/17
6/5/17
Cool Change, ~25 foot Chris Craft fiberglass pleasure boat
WN 7157 GB
Port of Port Townsend's Port Hadlock Dock
7/3/17
 
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.