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Old 01-08-2020, 02:27 PM   #1
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Sausalito Sued over derelict Vessel

This is going to to be interesting to watch. Richardson Bay was a disaster back in 2013.

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Old 01-08-2020, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yep, would be interesting to hear the other side of the story as well. If the city did indeed do what the suit states it did (or didn't do), it sounds like there is a settlement in the works. Not sure where 2mil figure comes from except in some lawyers wet dreams though. Please post if you hear anything further on this!
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Hires someone to do a refit in 2015. He moves it to a mooring and works on it for 1.5 years. That puts it in the 2016/2017 range. Tarp over boat, on a mooring. Authorities take interest in Aug 2017. Jan 2018 it breaks loose and drifts to a wharf.

That's like three years of a tech "refitting" the boat. On a mooring? Really? Why not on their dock, which is presumably close?

So a storm (??) breaks it free and it drifts. No body notices? The tech? The owners?

Sounds pretty abandoned to me. And where does the 2mil come from? Never seen a 2mil boat moored with a tarp over it for a matter of years.
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Well said Mr. Ski. It should be very simple to determine ownership of any vessel that might be considered derelict. Look up the HIN and contact the last registered owner. Failing that, post intent of removal for a period of 3 or 4 months in newspapers and other media. Publicize it widely. No contact from "owners"? Gonzo. No recourse.


IF the suit is successful, that will open the doors for negligent owners to sue.
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Hires someone to do a refit in 2015. He moves it to a mooring and works on it for 1.5 years. That puts it in the 2016/2017 range. Tarp over boat, on a mooring. Authorities take interest in Aug 2017. Jan 2018 it breaks loose and drifts to a wharf.

That's like three years of a tech "refitting" the boat. On a mooring? Really? Why not on their dock, which is presumably close?

So a storm (??) breaks it free and it drifts. No body notices? The tech? The owners?

Sounds pretty abandoned to me. And where does the 2mil come from? Never seen a 2mil boat moored with a tarp over it for a matter of years.
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Well said Mr. Ski. It should be very simple to determine ownership of any vessel that might be considered derelict. Look up the HIN and contact the last registered owner. failing that, post intent of removal for a period of 3 or 4 months in newspapers and other media. No contact from "owners"? Gonzo. No recourse.


IF the suit is successful, that will open the doors for negligent owners to sue.
I agree. You would think if a major refit is going on, it would be placed in dry dock. They also state they have a private dock.

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$2M must be "an ambit" claim. While the "refit" seems atypical (anyone know the refit outfit?),a City which has a notification system and does something else could be at risk. That said,the only info is the owners case outlined by their lawyer.
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Richardson Bay is always interesting!
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Mr. BK. Evidently THIS is the refit company...


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Mr. BK. Evidently THIS is the refit company...


http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Krew-Inc-415-264-6655

$59k in annual income?!? Looks like someone has set up a "business" for a tax write off. Case is looking more and more like a pipe dream using a shyster lawyer. If they win, I may look into investing a few hundred $$ in a floating hulk or two, and waiting for a city to seize and destroy. Hey, a few $2mil payoffs and I can retire!
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Bwahahaha....
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The case of the "owners" does sound very "fishy"at best. However, if the City did not follow the law or their own written procedures and processes, then they may have "opened themselves" up to problems??

Hopefully, even if the judge does rule against the City, he/she will write the award very carefully so as not to make it too onerous for derelict boat removal in the future. It has become a big problem for many locations!!!
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30K is not a lot to live off there, especially if you're underpaid for your expertise in those highly technical arenas.
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Thanks for sending story, I took a drive by a few weeks ago on the boat and the anchorage is so full of live-aboard and derelict boats, there isn’t any room to anchor. This will be interesting to follow.
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A boat like that meets my definition of "marine debris". There's plenty more in Richardson Bay where that one came from too.
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Thanks for sending story, I took a drive by a few weeks ago on the boat and the anchorage is so full of live-aboard and derelict boats, there isnít any room to anchor. This will be interesting to follow.
Yes. Look at all the radar targets:
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Those numbers don't sound right. Makes it sound like they destroyed nearly half the boats in the harbor. Overly ambitious? How often does this happen?
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Unmanned and adrift it becomes a hazard to navigation, and quite some liability to the owner.
Sounds like the owners would like to turn the tables on their own negligence?
Kind of a presidential move!
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