The Port of Woodland hereby declares the following vessels are on Port property. Port property may include Austin Point, Martin Bar North and Martin Bar South and manages the Columbia River aquatic lands to the navigation channel under the Port Management Agreement.
- The Port of Woodland (Port) has declared the vessel of Princess Leanne Y and Oregon Registration 248DK as abandoned. The vessel is a sunken with no other description. It is located in the Lewis River along Austin Point area of Woodland, Washington. A copy of the Notice is available at 12 27 2019 Princess Leanne Y OR 248DK AP.
The Port posted notice on the vessel, acting as an authorized public entity with the authority granted in RCW 79.100, that it intends to take custody of the vessel on February 1, 2020. After taking custody of the vessel, Port may use or dispose of it without further notice to the owner.
In order to keep the vessel, before the Custody Date, the owner must:
- Get authorization to moor or anchor the vessel in its current location, or
- Move it to an anchorage area, moorage facility, or storage location that authorizes the vessel.
- Remove the vessel from Port property.
If the owner wants to reclaim the vessel after the Port has custody, or wants to challenge Port’s decision to take custody, the owner must file a written appeal with the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) and serve a copy to the Port. Below are the listed addresses for an appeal.
|POLLUTION CONTROL HEARINGS BOARD||(send one original and one copy)|
|Physical address:||1111 Israel Road, Ste. 301|
Tumwater, WA 98501
|Mailing address:||PO Box 40903|
Olympia, WA 98504-0903
|PORT OF WOODLAND||c/o Executive Director|
|Address:||1608 Guild Road|
Woodland, WA 98674
The appeal must include the following information:
- A copy of this notice or a copy of the notification letter to the owner.
- 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 Pollution Control Hearings Board to do.
- Your signature or that of your representative. This signature certifies that the content of the appeal is true.
The owner may submit the appeal immediately, but the PCHB must receive it no later than [Appeal Date]. The owner waives the right to a hearing if the PCHB does not receive an appeal on or before the Appeal Date. The owner is then liable for any costs incurred by the Port in responding to the vessel.
These costs may include all administrative costs incurred by the Port, removal, and disposal costs, and costs associated with environmental damages directly or indirectly caused by the vessel. If there is a lawsuit, the successful party may receive reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
The Port also may pursue any other remedies available under law. For example, the Port may take temporary possession of the vessel under the circumstances described in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 79.100.040(3). You can find a copy of this law online at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/.