NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OBTAIN CUSTODY

Event Date: 
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 - Saturday, Jul 9, 2016
Event Location: 
Port Orchard Marina

Per RCW 79.100, The Port of Bremerton intends to take custody of the abandoned vessel NO NAME, 1966 – 29’ fiberglass Luhrs Cruiser, with registration #WN3763JC, on July 9, 2016 (Custody Date). The vessel has been left abandoned in the Port Orchard Marina, Kitsap County.  After taking custody the Port of Bremerton may use or dispose of it without further notice. To retain custody of the vessel, before the Custody Date, the owner/estate must: 1) Get authorization to moor or anchor the vessel in its current location, or 2)Move it to an anchorage area, moorage facility, or storage location that authorizes the vessel, or 3) Remove the vessel from the water. If the Port of Bremerton removes the vessel under a temporary possession action, owner/estate must pay the Port of Bremerton for costs incurred to date and pick up the vessel from its storage location. To redeem the vessel once the Port of Bremerton has taken custody, the owner/estate must file a written request (one original and one copy) for a hearing with the Pollution Control Hearings Board, in person at 1111 Israel Rd, Ste 301, Tumwater WA, or by mail to PO Box 40903, Olympia WA 98504-0903, and serve one copy on the Port of Bremerton at the Port of Bremerton; 8850 SW State Hwy 3, Bremerton, WA 98312-4983 or 707 Sidney Parkway, Port Orchard, WA 98366-5318. The appeal must include the following information: a copy of the decision you are appealing; your name and address (mailing and legal, if different) and, if applicable, the name and address of your representative; a daytime phone number; a brief statement why you are appealing; a statement of what you want the Board to do; the signature of you or your representative. [This signature certifies that the content of the appeal is true.] The written request can be submitted immediately but cannot be filed any later than 08/09/2016(Appeal Date). The right to a hearing is deemed waived if a request is submitted late, and the owner is liable for any costs owed to the Port of Bremerton. These costs may include all administrative costs incurred by Port of Bremerton, removal and disposal costs, and costs associated with environmental damages directly or indirectly caused by the vessel. In the event of litigation, the prevailing party is entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. The Port of Bremerton reserves the right to pursue any other remedies available under law.  For more information, contact Kathy Garcia at the Port of Bremerton at 360/813-0825 or kathyg@portofbremerton.org.