(1) Prior to transferring ownership of a department-owned vessel, the department shall
conduct a thorough review of the physical condition of the vessel, the vessel's operating
capability, and any containers and other materials that are not fixed to the vessel.
(2) If the department determines that the vessel is in a state of advanced deterioration
or poses a reasonably imminent threat to human health or safety, including a threat
of environmental contamination, the department may: (a) Not transfer the vessel until
the conditions identified under this subsection have been corrected; or (b) permanently
dispose of the vessel by landfill, deconstruction, or other related method.
(3) Vessels taken into custody under chapter 79.100 RCW are not subject to this section
or RCW 43.30.570.
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