Derelict Vessel Removal Program
Notices of Intent to Obtain Custody
It is the intent of the Authorized Public Entities listed in the pending actions below to take custody of the vessels as shown. Once the public agency takes custody of the vessel, they may use or dispose of the vessel in any appropriate and environmentally sound manner without further notice to any owners.
The owner of any vessel listed below (identified for seizure) may prevent the action by following the directions outlined in the notice.
|5/17/2013||"Lawnmower" - 1972 21ft Clipper fiberglass sailboat, Photo||WN 6887 JF||Eastsound on Orcas Island, San Juan County||6/15/2013|
|5/17/2013||unknown wooden barge, Photo||unknown||Fisherman Bay, just of SE corner of Landbank Preserve, San Juan Co.||6/15/2013|
|5/17/2013||unknown wooden barge, Photo||unknown||Fisherman Bay, just of SE corner of Landbank Preserve, San Juan County||6/15/2013|
|5/17/2013||"The Pretender" - a 1973 Clark San Juan ||WN 0793 JS||Gig Harbor, Pierce County||6/14/2013|
|5/17/2013||1997 Sea Ray Sundancer||WN 1537 RG||Gig Harbor, Pierce County||6/14/2013|
|5/17/2013||"Leaf" - a 1976 Ericson 23 sailboat||WN 6856 NL||Gig Harbor, Pierce County||6/14/2013|
|5/17/2013||"Locomotion" - a 1971 Skookum Marine||USCG # 533072||Gig Harbor, Pierce County||6/14/2013|
|5/17/2013||a ~27-ft Catalina sailboat, Photo||WN 106 AR||Located at the south end of Cornwall Ave. Landfill site, Bellingham, WA||6/7/2013|
|5/17/2013||a ~19-ft Bayliner runabout, Photo||WN 2032 CG||located at/near the mouth of the Puyallup River, Pierce County||6/7/2013|
|5/17/2013||a ~21-ft Bayliner cabin cruiser, Photo||WN 4832 JM||Located at/near the mouth of the Puyallup River, Pierce County||6/7/2013|
|5/17/2013||1967 25ft Owens cabin motorboat, Photo||previous regis. OR 313 CF||WA shoreline, RM 107-above I-5 Bridge, Vancouver, Clark Co.||6/11/2013|
|5/2/2013||White Capri sailboat, Photo||unknown||Eld Inlet, Thurston County||5/31/2013|
|5/2/2013||45ft oyster barge, Photo||WN 5791 LE||Eld Inlet||5/31/2013|
|5/1/2013||26ft Bayliner saiboat||WN 0638 JD||Eld Inlet, Thurston County||5/31/2013|
|5/1/2013||14ft Glastron runabout, Photo||WN 3893 NZ||Dyes Inlet, Kitsap County||5/30/2013|
|3/19/2013||"Grumpy", Photo||WN 9905 D||Removed from Double Bluff, Whidbey Island, Island Co.||4/19/2013|
|3/18/2013||a 40-ft trimaran vessel, Photo||WN 9240 NX||Off Sunset Beach Dr., Eld Inlet, position 47.05.10N/122.59.30W, Thurston County, WA||4/15/2013|
|3/7/2013||Porte de la Reine" and "Porte Quebec", two 125’ former Canadian military vessels, Photo||Unknown||Guemes Channel, Anacortes, WA||4/1/2013|
|12/5/2012||"New Star", Photo||Hull ID WNZ4221FF646||Port Ludlow, Jefferson County||1/3/2013|
The costs the owner may be liable for include, but are not limited to, costs incurred exercising the authority granted in RCW 79.100.030, all administrative costs incurred by the authorized public entity during the procedure set forth in RCW 79.100.040, removal and disposal costs, and costs associated with environmental damages directly or indirectly caused by the vessel.
A person seeking to contest an Authorized Public Entity's decision to take temporary possession or custody of a vessel under this chapter, or to contest the amount of reimbursement owed to an Authorized Public Entity under this chapter, may appeal, using the methods outlined in the notice. The type of appeal and the appeal period depends on which Authorized Public Entity takes the action (RCW 79.100.120).
New statute changes effective July 1, 2010! If the contested decision or action was undertaken by a state agency, a person wanting to contest the decision must file a written appeal with the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) and serve a copy on the agency taking the action. The appeal must be received no later than 30 days after the custody date. See the vessel’s custody notice for details or for the frequently asked questions about submitting an appeal or call the PCHB at 360-459-6327.
If the contested decision or action was undertaken by a metropolitan park district, port district, city, town, or county — which has adopted rules or procedures for contesting decisions or actions pertaining to derelict or abandoned vessels — those rules or procedures must be followed in order to contest a decision to take temporary possession or custody of a vessel, or to contest the amount of reimbursement owed.
If the metropolitan park district, port district, city, town, or county has not adopted rules or procedures for contesting decisions or actions pertaining to derelict or abandoned vessels, then a person requesting a hearing under this section must follow the procedure established in RCW 53.08.320(5) for contesting the decisions or actions of moorage facility operators.