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ABANDONED VESSEL

3/2/2024

Maritime Safety Queensland

Notice of Intention to Seize and Remove

Abandoned Property

Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994, section 175A

Date of notice: 3rd of February 2024

I, John Downes, am appointed as a Shipping Inspector under part 13 of the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (the Act).

Description of abandoned property:

Cairns

1 Unnamed and unregistered 7m white fi breglass sailing vessel;

2 Unnamed and unregistered 10m steel sailing vessel;

3 Unnamed and unregistered 6m de masted fi breglass sailing vessel;

4 Vessel name “Wildfi re”, previous QLD registration YK081Q, 7.6m fibreglass sailing vessel.

Where and when abandoned property was found:

Cairns

1 Unnamed and unregistered 7m white fi breglass sailing vessel is currently submerged at location -16.8839 South 145.7713 East (Cairns Esplanade foreshore/Ellie Point).

2 Unnamed and unregistered 10m steel sailing vessel is currently submerged at location -16.9427 South 145.7843 East (within Trinity Inlet).

3 Unnamed and unregistered 6m fi breglass de masted sailing vessel is located on the Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) compliance mooring. Vessel was found de masted and sinking within Trinity Inlet on 19th December 2023.

4 Vessel name “Wildfi re”, previous QLD registration YK081Q, is located on the Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) compliance mooring. Vessel was found adrift within Trinity Inlet on the 14th of December 2023.

I reasonably believe the properties to be abandoned.

When abandoned property may be seized and removed:

If the property described above is not claimed by 4th of March 2024 it may be seized and removed to Maritime Safety Queensland Cairns.

Statement for the purposes of section 175A (5) of the Act:

If no one claims the property within the time stated above and I seize and remove it, I may, having regard to the value and condition of the property and without further notice–

(a) sell the property by public auction; or

(b) destroy it.

If you wish to assert ownership in the property described above, you must attend in person to Maritime Safety Queensland, Field Operations Base, 100–106 Tingira Street, Portsmith, Cairns, 4870 in the State of Queensland before 4pm on Monday the 4th of March 2024

John Downes, Shipping Inspector, T330

Maritime Safety Queensland

Cairns 4872