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
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 IIa 1971 27' sailboat WN 9690 R Shilshole Bay Marina, King County 02/22/2021
1/25/2021
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.