Tag Archives: Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Washington State cracks down on derelict boats

When the derelict 60-foot tugboat Chickamauga was towed away from Bainbridge Island earlier this winter, Doug Crow, the manager of Eagle Harbor Marina, breathed a sigh of relief. The tug’s owner hadn’t paid his moorage fees for months, and when the tug sank at the dock, spilling fuel oil into the harbor, a crane had to lift the leaky boat off the bottom. Read more here crosscut 22:40

Owner of F/V Forus that sunk near Finley in the Columbia River to be criminally charged

The owner of a boat that sank last year near Finley will be the third person charged criminally since the state attorney general’s office began going after owners of derelict vessels. Brandon D. Traner, 30, of Portland, faces misdemeanor charges of abandoning a derelict vessel and releasing pollutants into state waters, according to documents filed Tuesday by the attorney general’s office in Benton County District Court.  Read more here tricityherald 09:45