Notices of Intent
   

The following vessels have custody actions pending under the Derelict Vessel Act (RCW 79.100). 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
3/24/2020
RV Dakota | Image | Image  a 1980 ~60 foot powerboat
USCG 626691
Port of Bellingham, Whatcom Co
4/17/2020
3/24/2020
Unknown | Image | Image a1979 ~26 foot sailboat
WN 1353 SA
Port of Bellingham, Whatcom Co
4/12/2020
3/24/2020
Unknown | Image | Image  a 1968 ~28 foot sailboat
WN 5502 KN
Port of Bellingham, Whatcom Co
4/12/2020
3/10/2020
Unknown, a 1965 ~30 foot cabin cruiser
WN 5057 NV
Case Inlet, North Bay, Mason Co
4/6/2020
3/10/2020
Unknown, a white sailboat
WN 5183 D
Dockton Park, Vashon Island, King Co
4/6/2020
3/9/2020
WN 7298 K
Hat Island Marina, Snohomish Co
4/6/2020
3/4/2020
Allegro, a 1980 SeaRay Pleasure Runabout
WN 976 BT
Des Moines Marina, King Co
3/31/2020
2/26/2020
Jerri M III, a ~40 foot recreational motorboat
WN 2403 LJ
Jensen's Boatyard, Friday Harbor, San Juan Co
3/26/2020
2/25/2020
Unknown, a 1975 Reinell auxiliary sailboat
WN 4567 RC
Des Moines Marina, Pierce Co
3/31/2020
2/25/2020
Sjovind, ~34 foot wooden pleasure vessel
WN 4707 NF
Port of Port Townsend Marina, Jefferson Co
3/18/2020
2/18/2020
WN 1492 JE
Von Gildren Cove, Pierce Co
3/16/2020
2/18/2020
Unknown, ~40 foot 1953 Chris Craft
WN 4722 V
Von Gildren Cove, Pierce Co
3/16/2020
2/12/2020
Bon Bini,  a 2000 Bayliner model sierra, ~30 foot recreational motorboat
WN 0572 RL
Removed from beach near Blakely Island Marina, San Juan Co
3/13/2020
2/5/2020
Pacific Sunrise, a 1945 78 foot Herring Seiner powerboat
WN 1377 SA
Port Angeles Marina, Clallam Co
3/4/2020
2/4/2020
USCG 633219
At/near Port Townsend Bay near Port Hadlock/Irondale, Jefferson Co
3/2/2020
 
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.