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September 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Barge runs over pontoon boat on Snake River

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputies say three people are lucky to be alive after a barge ran over their pontoon boat on the Snake River. The sheriff’s office says a man with his 11-year-old grandson and a 16-year-old exchange student were night fishing and asleep early Sunday when their pontoon drifted into barge lanes. After…

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June 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Crushed cars recovered from Commencement Bay

TACOMA (AP) — Three-dozen scrap cars that fell off a barge Feb. 24 in Tacoma’s Commencement Bay have been recovered. The News Tribune reports Global Dive and Salvage removed the cars last week. The crushed cars fell into 240-feet-deep water when an Amix Marine Services barge sprang a leak and tilted. The state Ecology Department said…

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November 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM

UPDATE: No pollution from barge accident on Columbia River

The Associated Press The U.S. Coast Guard says no pollution resulted from a barge accident in the Columbia River early Friday. A barge carrying 1.8 million gallons of diesel fuel struck the walls of a lock approach to The Dalles (dalz) Dam and not a submerged object as originally believed. The Coast Guard says there are no…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Big piece of possible tsunami debris off Washington coast

The Associated Press WESTPORT — Officials are monitoring a large piece of possible tsunami debris that appears to be a barge about 25 miles off Washington state’s coast. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace tells KBKW that the object looks to be about 25 feet by 16 feet and could’ve been torn away by…

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