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.
The owner of any vessel listed below may prevent the custody action by following the directions outlined in the notice.
Vessel Name | Notice
|2/24/2021||Unknown||WN 5005 R||Gig Harbor, Pierce County||03/23/2021|
|2/11/2021||Unknown, a ~20' blue fiberglass boat||WN 3267 S||11th St. boat ramp under the 11th St. Viaduct in Port of Tacoma, Pierce Co.||03/31/2021|
|2/11/2021||The Outhouse, a ~18' fiberglass boat||WN 9944 NP||11th St. boat ramp under the 11th St. Viaduct in Port of Tacoma, Pierce Co.||03/31/2021|
|2/3/2021||Unknown, a 28' sailboat||WN 4257 MD||Port Orchard marina, Kitsap County||03/01/2021|
|1/29/2021||Unknown, ~18' fishing vessel||WN 087 XWL||Squalicum marina, Whatcom County||02/27/2021|
|1/26/2021||Chilkat, a ~94' fish processor||USCG 273990||near Guemes Ferry Terminal in Anacortes, Skagit County||02/24/2021|
|1/25/2021||Unknown, a 1970 28' cabin cruiser||WN 2773 KG||Port Orchard Marina, Kitsap County||03/01/2021|
|1/25/2021||BlueMonkey II, a 1971 27' sailboat||WN 9690 R||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|Reed, a 1972 27' sailboat||WN 5522 JC||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|1/25/2021||Beverly, a 1963 34' sailboat||USCG957302||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|1/25/2021||Shenanigan, a 1966 45' Chris Craft||WN 878 CG||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|1/25/2021||AquaZ, a 22' pleasure craft||WN 3492 KC||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|1/25/2021||Outrageous, a 1976 36' sailboat||WN 5786 LA||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|1/25/2021||Quiver, a 1979 27' sailboat||WN 3802 SB||Shilshole Bay Marina, King County||02/22/2021|
|1/20/2021||Unknown, a ~28' cabin cruiser||WN 0243 JG||Guest moorage, Port Orchard marina, Kitsap County||03/01/2021|
|1/20/2021||Unknown, a ~25' sailboat||OR 664 UK||Guest moorage, Bremerton marina, Kitsap County||03/01/2021|
|1/20/2021||Cadabra, a 1983 sailboat||WN 9230 RD||Guest moorage, Bremerton marina, Kitsap County||03/01/2021|
|1/20/2021||Unknown capsized vessel||Unknown||Hylebos waterway, Tacoma, Pierce County||02/15/2021|
|1/20/2021||Sea Moana, a ~34' sailboat||WN 069996||Des Moines marina, King County||02/15/2021|
|1/20/2021||Spirit||WN 2311 GC||Blake Island State Park marina, Kitsap County||02/14/2021|
|1/19/2021||Unknown, a 1962, ~35' Chris Craft||WN 7666 G||Kirkland marina slip 3, King County||02/18/2021|
|1/19/2021||Papillion||WN 222 Z||On a buoy near Boston Harbor marina, Thurston County||02/13/2021|
|1/19/2021||Jo Jo, a 1970, ~45' steel hulled vessel||Unknown||Removed from Kitsap County Parks near Silverdale, Kitsap County||02/15/2021|
|1/15/2021||Hunter||USCG 578655||Port Angeles Harbor, Clallam County||02/15/2021|
|1/15/2021||American Challenger||USCG 633219||Port Angeles Harbor, Clallam County||02/15/2021|
|1/7/2021||Fishful Thinkin, a 33' Houseboat||WAZ6576A1961||La Conner haul-out facility, Skagit County||01/26/2021|
|1/7/2021||Sun Breaks, a 32' Tolly Craft vessel||WN 1899 RR||Friday Harbor marina, San Juan County||01/30/2021|
|1/7/2021||Sea Star, a 30' sailboat||WN 8889 NF||Friday Harbor marina, San Juan County||01/29/2021|
|1/5/2021||Unknown, a 32' Carver Cabin Cruiser||WN 3254 NN||Port of Silverdale, Kitsap County||02/03/2021|
|1/5/2021||Unknown, a 1987, ~35' vessel||WN 0034 LE||Pleasant Harbor, Jefferson County||02/03/2021|
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.