Derelict Vessel Program

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OBTAIN CUSTODY

 

In accordance with RCW 79.100, the vessels “MELISSA JAYNE” WN2006SL and DESIRE” WN197CX, have been declared derelict/abandoned because they meet the definition of a derelict/abandoned vessel as described in RCW 79.100.010.  The City of Bainbridge Island, acting as an authorized public entity with the authority granted in RCW 79.100, intends to take custody of the above named vessels on July 20, 2019.  Once we obtain custody of the vessel, we are authorized to use or dispose of it in any appropriate and environmentally sound manner without further notice to the owner.  In order for the owner to retain custody of the vessel, the owner must obtain authorization to moor or anchor the vessel in its current location, move it to an anchorage area or moorage facility that has authorized the vessel, or remove the vessel from the water.  If the owner wishes to redeem the vessel once The City of Bainbridge Island has taken custody, the owner must commence a lawsuit to contest The City of Bainbridge Island’s decision to obtain custody of the vessel, or the amount of reimbursement owed, in the superior court of the county in which the vessel was located.  The lawsuit must be commenced within ten days of losing custody or the owner’s right to a hearing is waived and the owner will be liable for any costs owed to The City of Bainbridge Island.  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. The City of Bainbridge Island reserves the right to take temporary custody of the vessel under 79.100.040 if necessary and to pursue any other remedies under law.

 For more information regarding this action, contact The City of Bainbridge Island, Harbormaster 206.780.3733, cell 206.786.7627 and email tallen@bainbridgewa.gov.

Copy for files:

MELISSSA JAYNE             WN2006SL and

DESIRE                                 WN197CX

   Custody 7/20/19, Appeal deadline August 20, 2019


City of Bainbridge Island

NOTICE OF INTENT TO OBTAIN CUSTODY

VESSEL 

“HALCYON” WN6460NX

The City of Bainbridge Island, acting as an authorized public entity with the authority granted in RCW 79.100, intends to take custody of the vessel “HALCYON” WN6460NX, on August 13, 2019.  The vessel has been declared derelict/abandoned as it meets the definition of a derelict/abandoned vessel as described in RCW 79.100.010.  Once custody is obtained, The City of Bainbridge Island is authorized to use or dispose of it in any appropriate and environmentally sound manner without further notice to the owner.

In order for the owner to retain custody of the vessel, the owner must obtain authorization to moor or anchor the vessel in its current location, move it to an anchorage area or moorage facility that has authorized the vessel, or remove the vessel from the water.

If the owner wishes to redeem the vessel once The City of Bainbridge Island has taken custody, the owner must commence a lawsuit to contest The City of Bainbridge Island’s decision to take custody of the vessel, or the amount of reimbursement owed, in the superior court of the county in which the vessel was located.  The lawsuit must be commenced within ten days of losing custody or the owner’s right to a hearing is waived and the owner will be liable for any costs owed to The City of Bainbridge Island.

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.  The City of Bainbridge Island reserves the right to take temporary custody of the vessel under 79.100.040 if necessary and to pursue any other remedies under law.

For more information regarding this action, contact The City of Bainbridge Island, Harbormaster 206.780.3733.

WN6046NX  Custody August 13th, Appeal period through September 13th, 2019