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
10/19/18
Katherine | Image | Image, a ~83 foot commercial fishing vessel
USCG 599072
No other regisrations
Port of Everett Marina, Shohomish Co
11/8/18
10/16/18
Unknown | Image, a ~16 foot fiberglass powerboat
WN 8745 T
HIN #WAZ6006C1972 
Port of Bellingham, Whatcom Co
11/15/18
10/2/18
Unknown | Image, a ~21 foot Bayliner sailboat
OR 314 NK
2017 WA Decal D142441
Pickering Passage, Mason Co
10/30/18
9/19/18
Avisa | Image, a ~75 foot fishing vessel
USCG 1276067
Swantown Boatworks, Olympia, Thurston Co
10/19/18
9/17/18
Starbird | Image, a 1990 ~26 foot bayliner 
WN 0152 MB
Port of Edmonds Boat Yard, Shohomis Co
10/14/18
9/12/18
Unknown, runabout
Unknown
Steamboat Slough, Snohomish Co
10/12/18
9/12/18
Unknown, sailboat
Unknown
Steamboat Slough, Snohomish Co
10/12/18
9/12/18
Unknown, cabin cruiser
Unknown
Steamboat Slough, Snohomish Co
10/12/18
9/12/18
Unknown, wooden vessel
WN 0864 NC
Steamboat Slough, Snohomish Co
10/12/18
9/12/18
Unknown, fairliner
Unknown
Steamboat Slough, Snohomish Co
10/12/18
9/10/18
El Molino, a ~25 foot sailboat
WN 6736 JD
Bowman Bay on State Park Pier, Skagit Co
10/10/18
9/7/18
Kl' Sarza | Image, a ~40 foot sailboat
WN 7088 NU
Emergency removal from Friday Harbor, San Juan Co
10/5/18
9/5/18
Unknown, a ~27 foot sailing vessel
WN 178 BR
Sammamish River, upriver from Rhododendron Park, King Co
9/28/18
 
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.