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A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescues a man after his sailboat overturned near Port Townsend, Wash., April 19, 2014.

Coast Guard rescues one near Port Townsend

Yesterday’s high winds and rough seas resulted in at least one rescue, as Coast Guard Station Port Angeles dispatched a 45-foot response boat to a small sailboat that capsized roughly six miles north of Port Townsend. Coast Guard watchstanders received the report of the overturned vessel just before 1 p.m. from a passing freighter which [...]

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Tugboat on fire at Fisherman’s Terminal

KIRO TV is reporting that a tugboat is on fire at Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal this afternoon. No injuries have been reported so far and crews appear to have the blaze under control. The Fire Department first dispatched units to the location at 2:53 p.m. The response included 9 engines, various medic units and ladder companies, [...]

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Skiff capsizes off Vashon, one rescued

The Coast Guard rescued a man off the north side of Vashon Island today after his 14-foot sailing skiff capsized. The first call regarding a possible person in the water came in at 10:39 a.m. and watchstanders were able to redirect a Response Boat – Medium from Station Seattle, which was already underway, to the [...]

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Walla Walla gets a hole in the hull

It’s a nightmare most boaters only dream about: drilling a hole through your own hull while you’re in the water. But for a crew of maintenance workers busily cleaning out the bilges aboard the 440′ Jumbo class ferry Walla Walla this weekend, the nightmare became a reality. In order to drain the dirty water and [...]

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