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    How to prevent an oil spill and what to do if one happens

    Yes recreational boaters on average behave responsibly, but accidents do happen and nobody wants to see an oil spill gathering around their boat in the marina. Small Oil Spill Kits are being given out to help boaters keep the water clean and to raise awareness ...

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BUI: Don’t be that guy

Here’s a sobering yet sadly unsurprising fact: Alcohol remains the leading known causative factor in all boating fatalities. As the hot weather continues and summertime boating hits its peak, the Coast Guard is urging boaters to take the pledge to stay sober on the water. They’re also ramping up BUI patrols this weekend during Seafair in Seattle along […]

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U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox.

Six rescued from burning boat off Point Wilson

The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue six people, including four children, from a 32-foot recreational boat off Point Wilson yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt in the incident. The vessel Kloshi Bay reported a fire aboard around 4:20 p.m.  Coast Guard and local fire departments responded, helping put out the blaze while transferring the four […]

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