Derelict Vessel Program

September 6, 2022


Per RCW 79.100, the City of Bainbridge Island (“City”) intends to obtain full custody of the abandoned vessels: “HARD DAY’S NIGHT” WN0753ND and “SOLARIS” WN7176NJ on October 3, 2022 (Custody Date). After obtaining custody, the City may use or dispose of the Vessels without further notice. To retain custody of the vessel, before the Custody Date, the owner must attain authorized moorage. To reclaim the vessel once the City has obtained custody, or to challenge the City’s decision to obtain custody, the owner 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, 98501 or by mail to PO Box 40903, Olympia WA 98504-0903, and serve one copy on the City at 280 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, Attn: City Clerk’s Office. 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, which signature certifies that the content of the appeal is true. The written appeal can be submitted immediately but cannot be filed any later than November 3, 2022, (Appeal Date). The right to a hearing is deemed waived if an appeal is submitted late, and the owner is liable for any costs owed to the City. These costs may include all administrative costs incurred by the City, 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 City reserves the right to pursue any other remedies available under law. For more information, contact Tami Allen, Harbormaster, at 206.780.3733 or