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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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SSS Odyssey dead in the water

The Sea Scout Ship Odyssey is in trouble. A combination of two unfortunate events has left the Tacoma jewel dead in the water this winter, and threaten to sideline her for the coming summer sailing season as well. In December, the mainsail was blown out in heavy winds, crippling her primary means of propulsion. Less [...]

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