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
1/27/20
WN 010 BF
Vessel was sinking in Sinclair Inlet, Kitsap Co
Port Orchard PD has emergency temp possession
1/22/20
Renaissance, a sailing vessel
WN 5014 SK
Moved to South Park Marina, King Co
2/14/20
1/22/20
The Gift, a 1969 Columbia sailboat
WN 9857 NP
Removed from Kopachuck State Park Beach, Pierce Co
2/18/20
1/16/20
Unknown, a ~22 foot TNY fin keel sailing vessel
WN 96 BX
Port of Port Townsend, Boat Haven Marina, Jefferson Co
2/15/20
1/15/20
Unknown, ~9 foot white/blue Livingston dinghy
Unknown
Mystery Bay State Park dock, Jefferson Co
1/23/20
1/13/20
Scorpio, ~45 foot fishing vessel
USCG 517769
Fisherman's Terminal, King Co
2/12/20
1/13/20
Mione, 1960 Ives powerboat
WN 4477 JH
Sunk near Twanoh Falls Beach Club, Mason Co
2/10/20
1/7/20
Unknown, ~20 foot Seaswirl pleasure craft
WN 1958 NV
Fisherman's Terminal, King Co
2/7/20
1/7/20
Sundancer, a 1966 ~36 foot sailboat
WN 4697 SB
Half a mile south of Oysterville Beach approach, Pacific Co
2/10/20
12/19/19
WN 5004 MC
1717 N Northlake Pl, Seattle, King Co
12/20/19
12/18/19
Break Out, a Bayliner Contessa
WN 9340 LA
Blain Harbor Marina, Whatcom Co
1/18/20
 
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.