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
2/22/18
Unknown, a 1962 ~44 foot recreational vessel
USCG 288661
Removed from 7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, King Co
3/19/18
2/22/18
Unknown | Image ~25 foot sailboat 
WN 8018 U
Hunter Bay, Lopez Island, San Juan Co
3/23/18
2/15/18
Unknown, a ~45 foot fiberglass cabin cruiser
Unknown
Dick Gilmur Boat Launch, Tacoma, Pierce Co
2/24/18
2/6/18
Unknown, ~15 foot runabout
WN 7627 S
Port of Edmonds, Pierce Co
3/8/18
2/6/18
Unknown, sailboat
Unknown
Port Madison, Kitsap Co
2/20/18
1/30/18
Unknown
Sunk outside Manzanita Bay, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co
3/1/18
1/10/18
WN 3491 RR
Port of Brownsville, Kitsap Co
2/12/18
1/10/18
WN 0324 MF
Eagle Harbor, Kitsap Co
2/9/18
1/9/18
Amanda's Toy, ~21 foot sailboat
WN 7535 JB
Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island, San Juan Co
2/4/18
1/8/18
CF 3085 TJ
USCG 231095
NW Dock, Fisherman's Terminal
2/6/18
1/4/18
Unknown | Image ~23 foot white sailboat
WN 6472 JF
Fisherman Bay, Lopez Island, San Juan Co
2/2/18
1/3/18
Unknown, a ~26 foot Ranger sailboat
WN 8968 SK
Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, Whatcom Co
2/4/18
12/27/17
Unknown, a ~19 foot Bell Boy runabout
WN 3680 GA
Decal D-489281
Minter Brook Oyster Co, Pierce Co
1/26/18
12/20/17
Unknown, a ~22 foot runabout
WN 7646 NZ
Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, Whatcom County
1/20/18
12/13/17
Unknown, a ~ 50 foot wooden vessel
WN 2842 RU
Sunk in the tidelands off Poverty Park, King County
1/12/18
12/13/17
Grandfathers Folly, ~ 40 foot wooden hulled vessel
WN 5488 JE
2 Miles S of Joemma Beach State Park, Thurston County
1/12/18
12/13/17
Lihuee II, a 1939 wooden hulled commercial fishing vessel
USCG 239792
165 Howerton Way, Ilwaco, WA  
1/17/18
 
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.