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
2/15/17 Escapade WN 3544 NT South side of Blake Island 3/16/17
2/8/17
Unknown | Image, ~44 foot sailboat
WN 1203 RU
Fairhaven on Bellingham Bay
3/10/17
1/30/17
Liberty, a ~50 foot vessel
USCG 1109663
Brighten Beach, Clinton, Island County
2/24/17
1/25/17
Unknown
Port of Allyn public dock
2/23/17
1/10/17
Hello Gorgeous | image, a ~38 foot fiberglass hull sailing boat
USCG 661748
SE Bellingham Bay
2/8/17
12/22/16 Unknown, a ~30 foot wooden cabin cruiser OR 666 YD Port of Kalama's Marina, Cowlitz County 1/14/17
12/20/16
Unknown, a ~14 foot runabout
WN 4379 LB
Phillips Lake, Mason County
1/19/17
11/30/16
Unknown, a ~27 foot Reinell cabin cruiser
WN 4445 MA
WA State Ferry Terminal, King County
12/30/16
11/22/16
4 Sail, a ~33 foot sailing vessel
USCG 603415
Oyster Bay, Kitsap County
12/19/16
11/16/16
Yello Mello, a 1974 ~22 foot Tanzer sailboat
OR 543 GN
Cancouver Landing boat dock, Clark County
12/15/16
11/14/16
WN 4618 RI
Black Lake, Thurston County
12/14/16
11/02/16
WN 600915
Kennewick, Benton County
12/02/16
11/02/16
WN 2983 L
Kennewick, Benton County
12/02/16
11/02/16
MT 0758 AP
Kennewick, Benton County
12/02/16
 
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./