NOTICE OF DERELICT VESSEL PROCEEDINGS TO ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING VESSEL:
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has determined that the vessel described below constitutes a derelict vessel pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §49-27-71.
A Derelict Vessel Removal Notice was placed on this vessel on or about October 27, 2022 with a removal date of October 29, 2022. You (any interested party) are hereby notified that the vessel must be removed from its current location no later than TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023. You must submit a Removal Plan to the MDMR outlining your plan for removing the vessel from its current location no later than FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023.
The information contained in the attached guidelines must be included in the Removal Plan.
Approximately 35’, white fiberglass,
Jefferson 42, cruising vessel,
location: marshland, Jourdan River near
Hollywood Casino, Bay St. Louis, MS,
location coordinates: N30*20.319 W89*21.465,
vessel name: Wits End,
no visible vessel registration number,
last known owner: unknown;
Should the vessel not be removed TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023, the MDMR will proceed with the prosecution of the matter making you a defendant seeking all costs of removal, which includes the recovery of expenses incurred as a result of, or incidental to, removal, storage, and restoration of affected lands, attorney’s fees, court costs, penalties and damages up to FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) per day for every day the vessel was left derelict, beginning on the day the notice was posted on the vessel.