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
10/8/19
WN 3917 Z
Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co
11/1/19
10/8/19
WN 4895 JE
Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co
11/1/19
10/8/19
WN 4856 RG
Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co
11/1/19
10/8/19
Unknown, ~31 foot wood hulled cabin cruiser
WN 9129 B
Cutts Island State Park Mooring Buoy, Pierce Co
10/30/19
10/2/19
Unknown, a work barge
OR 062 AFR
Elochoman Slough, near Cathlamet Marina, Wahkiakum Co
10/31/19
9/30/19
Unknown
Near Port of Allyn, Mason Co
10/28/19
9/23/19
Barrelhouse, a 1977 ~40 foot Cheoy Lee sailboat
WN 8613JA
Shilshole Bay Marina, King Co
10/18/19
9/23/19
Unknown, ~26 foot Ranger sailboat
WN 5691 GB
Shilshole Bay Marina, King Co
10/18/19
9/23/19
Unknown, a 1979 Bluewater Ingrid 38
Unknown
Fishermen's Terminal, King Co
10/18/19
9/23/19
Unknown, ~23 foot white sailboat
HIN SSU23131M77F
Fishermen's Terminal, King Co
10/18/19
9/23/19
The Broad, a 1946 ~35 foot Farle sailboat
WN 2148 SF
Harbor Island Marina, King Co
10/18/19
9/23/19
Unknown, a 1967 Chris Craft
WN 9415 RD
Anacortes Marine Group Storage Facility, Skagit Co
10/21/19
9/16/19
WN 9209 LK
Langley, Island Co
10/15/19
9/9/19
Unknown | Image | Image | Image, a 1966 ~32 foot powerboat Tollycraft
WN 8085 N
HIN 328063
Port of Bellinghan, Whatcom Co
10/4/19
 
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.