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
2/12/19
Unknown, a ~24 foot sailboat
WN 9941 JR
Port Orchard City dock
3/10/19
2/7/19
Mione, a 1960 Ives powerboat
WN 4477 JH
Fishermen's Terminal Dock 5, Seattle, King Co
3/11/19
1/25/19
Unknown, runabout vessel
USCG #WN999
Boston Harbor Boat Launch, Thurston Co
2/15/19
1/23/19
Fort Bragg, ~66 foot wood commercial fishing vessel
USCG #218432
Port of Port Townsend Marina, Jefferson Co
2/22/19
1/9/19
Lorelei, ~32 foot Classic Marine aft cabin fiberglass sailing vessel
WN 361 CX
Port Townsend Work Yard, Jefferson Co
2/7/19
1/9/19
Unknown, a 1964 ~24 foot sailboat
WN 3766 KD
Port of Anacortes Work Yard, Skagit County
2/5/19
1/8/19
 
 
Unknown, a 1985 ~28 foot Carver cabin cruiser
WN 7023 NS
ZV32828285
Moored at 535 Dock Street, Tacoma, Pierce Co
2/7/19
1/3/19
Unknown | Image, a 1976 Carver yacht
HIN# CDR390900776-76
Cowlitz Co
1/18/19
12/17/18
Tekoa, a 1972 ~28 foot sailboat
WN 5685 JE
Eagle Harbor Marina, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co
1/8/19
12/4/18
Unknown, a ~19 foot Sunbird fiberglass pleasure boat
WN 0930 LJ
Port of Port Townend boat yard, Jefferson Co
1/3/19
11/27/18
WN 4536 SN
Port of Brownsville
12/26/18
11/26/18
Unknown, a 1977 red and white ~25 foot sailboat
WN 9765 SL
WN 8111 DX
 WN 7549 JC
Port of Poulsbo, Kitsap Co
12/26/18
11/21/18
WN 2335 RR
Point Defiance Marina, Tacoma, Pierce Co
12/26/18
 
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.