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Rescuers reach disabled 32-foot sailboat 800 miles off Oregon coast

A 32-foot sailboat en route from Hawaii to Everett became disabled approximately 800 miles off the California/Oregon coast last night and activated an EPIRB, summoning assistance from the Coast Guard and the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system. This morning, the 965-foot container ship Hyundai Grace reached the sailing vessel Hale’s Revenge in deteriorating conditions […]

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Olympia sailor perishes in Eagle Island Race

The body of an Olympia man who went missing yesterday afternoon after the sailboat he was on capsized during the Eagle Island Race in Budd Inlet has been recovered, ending an intensive overnight search and rescue effort. The man’s body was found Sunday afternoon near the Herron Island ferry dock. Jay Bergland, 46, went missing […]

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Police boats - File photo (photo courtesy City of Seattle)

The canoe thief without a paddle

Judging by the tattered condition of docks around Puget Sound and the inland lakes this morning, last night wasn’t going to be a good night to make off into the darkness in your freshly stolen canoe anyway. But if you really wanted to have a fighting chance at making your escape, as 20-year-old man found […]

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