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
12/11/19
WN 4350 NE
On beach near/at Langley, Island Co
1/10/20
12/9/19
Unknown, ~30 foot pleasure craft
WN 4600 JR
Bell Harbor Marina, King Co
1/6/20
11/29/19
Unknown, ~31 wooden hull cabin cruiser
WN 9129 B
Penrose Point State Park, Pierce Co
12/24/19
11/19/19
Unknown, a 1995 ~20 foot sailboat
WN 6548 RD
HIN MCJ20340J495
Squalicum Harbor, Whatcom Co
12/13/19
11/4/19
Unknown, a 1972 ~21 foot Reinell pleasure craft
WN 2139 T
Boat Haven Marina, Port Townsend, Jefferson Co
12/1/19
11/4/19
WN 2638 JC
Removed from 7609 NE Champagne Point Pl, King Co
11/1/19
10/28/19
USCG 252223
Apple Tree Cove, Kitsap Co
11/25/19
10/28/19
Lady Grace, a fishing vessel
USCG 227284
Sunk in Hoquiam River, Grays Harbor Co
11/25/19
10/28/19
Unknown, a 1961 ~28 foot cabin cruiser 
WN 5163 RJ
Des Moines Marina, King Co
11/24/19
10/23/19
Red Dot, a 1977 ayliner 2350 Nisqually Sedan
WN 821 BJ
Des Moines Marina Storage Yard, King Co
11/24/10
 
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.