Jan 18 2022

Crime stats for Shilshole Bay Marina 01/10/22- 01/17/22

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Jan 10 2022

Crime stats for Shilshole Bay Marina 01/01/22- 01/10/22

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Crime stats for Shilshole Bay Marina as reported by Port of Seattle Police Officer Shin via the Monday night VMan Net.

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Jan 10 2022

Security Gate Chains

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A heads up to all…the security chains will be installed regularly on the north and south entrances between 7pm and 6am (approximately) every night.  Please use the entrances closest to the admin building during these times.

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Jan 10 2022

Renewing Your Vessel Documentation

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If your boat is documented with the US Dept of Homeland Security, (NVDC-National Vessel Documentation Center), then you have received in the past, a notice approximately 45 days prior to your documentation expiration.  The fee is $26 for a 1 yr renewal and can be done completely online.  NVDC is now also offering a multi-year renewal.  See their website for more details.

Last year, several boaters, myself included, got a letter from a company (there are several) soliciting renewal prior to the regular letter they receive from the NVDC.  These companies’ fees were approx. $70 for 2 years.  Their paperwork and websites look very “official” and have caught many boaters off guard, including a neighbor of mine who had direct conversations with one of them.

These are 3rd party companies that have obtained the publicly available information on documented vessels and their owners.  They may be legit companies and are counting on us boaters to quickly make a decision or not verifying our GOOGLE search.  (Please read the NVDC site about 3rd party awareness information.)

If you want to remove yourself from any (non political) solicitations you can contact these opt out options posted on the Federal Trade Commission’s site.

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Jan 05 2022

Get to Know Your Dock Captain

Every dock at Shilshole has a liveaboard tenant that has been designated “Dock Captain”.  This person is in good standing with the Port and acts a liaison between their respective docks and the Port/Marina staff.

The dock captain is required to be familiar with the Shilshole Handbook and Required Best Management Practices and is your go-to person with questions about hazmat waste disposal, pumpout, marina rules, etc.  They also walk your dock to check on boats during inclement weather.  They are not dock police!

Their name and contact information are posted on the gate’s inside bulletin board, and if you haven’t done so already, please introduce yourself to them!

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