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November 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM
The man who died in a capsized boat off Alki Point has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Anthony J. Collins, 40, of Port Orchard.
Collins drowned in the Friday afternoon accident, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Three of his crewmates suffered hypothermia but survived, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The company for which the men worked, Ballard Marine Construction, said in an email on Friday night that it would not comment on the capsizing.
The survivors were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said Friday evening they were in satisfactory condition with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Collins was pulled from the wheelhouse of the vessel by three members of the Seattle Fire Department dive team.
Although there was an air pocket, and Collins was wearing a personal-safety device, he was unconscious and unresponsive when pulled from the little cabin and up to the surface at 3 p.m., said a Fire Department spokesman.
June 4, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a 97-foot fishing boat to run aground off Whidbey Island early today.
No one was hurt and there were no initial reports of anything leaking from the boat Neahkahnie, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer George Degener in Seattle.
Degener said the grounding was reported shortly after 3 a.m. near Bush Point on Whidbey Island’s west side.
Late this morning, the boat was still in place and Degener said it’s hoped that the vessel will be freed as the tide rises later today. He said the three-man crew aboard the boat was in no immediate peril.
The Coast Guard’s 87-foot patrol boat Swordfish, based at Port Angeles, is at the scene. A dive crew also is on hand to inspect the boat’s hull for damage.
June 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM
The barnacle-covered boat that washed up on a southwest Washington beach Friday has been traced to its owner in Japan, who says he lost it during the March 2011 tsunami, according to a staffer with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle.
U.S. officials provided the Japanese government with what appeared to be a registration number on the boat. The owner, who lives on the northern part of the island of Honshu, which was hard-hit by the tsunami, confirmed to Japanese officials that the boat was his, according to Travis Doty, a staffer with the Consulate General in Japan.
Doty did not have information about the owner’s occupation, or how the boat was used.
The boat, estimated to be about 20 feet in length, was found beached at Cape Disappointment State Park.
The boat was cleaned of barnacles and other sea life by a team of state officials who filled some 20 trash bags with it. No invasive species were found, according to Curt Hart, a spokesman for the state Department of Ecology.
Along with the boat, state officials found a battery, marine radio and several life jackets that made the long sea journey from Japan.
June 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM
UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. | Work began this morning to repair portions of the small lock at the Ballard locks after a boat hit the west gate Sunday.
Bill Dowell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said that the small lock is closed while crews make inspections.
”Right now it looks like surface damage on the personnel walkway,” Dowell said, adding that “if it’s just surface damage it could reopen today.”
Dowell said the Spirit of 76 hit the gate about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
“The captain reported a malfunction and could not put it in reverse,” Dowell said this morning.
The gate appeared to be holding and not leaking water, Dowell said.
The lock remains closed as repair work continues.
Small boats can use the large lock, Dowell noted, but the closure could mean delays for some vessels.
According to the Spirit of 76 website, the 60-foot boat is a “party venue” that can be rented for business or social outings.
June 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Seattle police and fire crews battled a fully involved boat fire on Lake Union near Gas Works Park that began about 8:30 p.m. No one was injured, but a woman who lives aboard the 40-foot pleasure boat is being helped by the Red Cross, according to Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick. A Seattle police boat towed the burning boat away from other vessels in the area. The Coast Guard has been notified, due to potential pollution from the diesel-powered boat. Fitzpatrick said the cause of the fire was not immediately known.
April 27, 2012 at 5:39 AM
The Associated Press
The Seattle Fire Department says a cruise yacht that burned early Friday will likely smolder through the day.
Spokesman Kyle Moore says firefighters remain on the scene to watch for flare-ups.
No one was injured when flames erupted about 1 a.m. on the Safari Spirit at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal, but the owner and an engineer had to escape by climbing down mooring lines.
The vice president for the company that operates the cruise and charter yacht, Tim Jacox of InnerSea Discoveries, says the 105-foot boat is a total loss. The damage is likely to total in the millions of dollars.
Seattle firefighters poured water and foam on the fire from the dock and a fire boat. A Seattle police boat also sprayed water and moved other boats to safety.
March 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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UPDATE 1:23 p.m. Two men were injured Sunday morning in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood after two fuel tanks exploded near a boat they were working on.
A 59-year-old man suffered life-threatening second- and third-degree burns over 40 percent of his body, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. A 33-year-old man had serious but not life-threatening burns over 20 percent of his body, Moore said; both men were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of West Commodore Way, across from the Ballard locks.
The men were doing welding work on a 46-foot metal-frame dredger that been drydocked, Moore said, when two nearby 80-gallon fuel tanks caught fire and exploded.
The force of the blast sent one of the tanks over a fence, landing near the Burlington Northern railroad tracks, Moore said.
The injured men’s colleagues quickly put out the blaze with fire extinguishers.
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