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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SEIZE AND REMOVE ABANDONED PROPERTY

Date listed: 30/9/2020

Maritime Safety Queensland

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SEIZE AND REMOVE ABANDONED PROPERTY

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

 

Date of notice: 23 September 2020

 

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

 

Description of abandoned property:

 

12 metre white timber motor vessel The Tram – registration number UA898Q - Collector reference number 13625.

 

Where and when abandoned property was found:  

 

The Tram was located at anchor in the lower reaches of the Logan River near Redland Bay in approximate position -27.7035 south and 153.3173 east. The vessel has been monitored since 2018 and during that time has fallen into a state of disrepair and is unseaworthiness. On 26 August 2020, the vessel was in the shallows on the northern bank of the Logan River after dragging anchor. An operational anchor light is not fitted. The vessel has since swung into the main channel and is obstructing navigation.  

 

I reasonably believe that the ship is abandoned property.

 

When abandoned property may be seized and removed:

 

If the property described above is not claimed by 28 October 2020, it may be seized and removed from Queensland waters to a place on land determined by Maritime Safety Queensland.

 

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

 

If no one claims the property within the time stated above, 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 present at the office of Maritime Safety Queensland Gold Coast located at 40-44 Seaworld Drive Main Beach with proof of ownership before 4pm on 28 October 2020.

 

 

……………………………………….

Stephen Knowles

Shipping Inspector, T212

Maritime Safety Queensland

Brisbane 4000