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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SEIZE AND REMOVE ABANDONED PROPERTY

17/5/2024

Maritime Safety Queensland

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SEIZE AND REMOVE ABANDONED PROPERTY

Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994, section 175A(3)

Date of notice: 14/05/2024

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

Description of abandoned property:
Fibreglass motorboat cruiser, approx. 6m in length, blue deck, white hull, displaying name DUGONG.

Where and when abandoned property was found:
Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island, located on 10 May 2024

I reasonably believe this ship is abandoned property.

When abandoned property may be seized and removed:
If the property described above is not claimed by 11 June 2024, it may be seized and removed to an approved disposal facility.

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 the Maritime Safety Queensland Office, Townsville at 60 Ross Street in the State of Queensland before 4pm on 11 June 2024.

……………………………………….

Paul Demopoulos
Shipping Inspector, T318

Maritime Safety Queensland

Townsville 4810