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November 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Boater rescued on Lake Washington, used cell phone to get help

A 57-year-old man was rescued from a capsized pedal boat in Lake Washington on Saturday afternoon, after he called for help from his cell phone. Seattle police and fire crews responded to the overturned boat at 12:30 p.m., Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The phone was in an airtight case. The man was not wearing a life jacket or any…


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September 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

2 with severe burns after boat engine explodes

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman were hospitalized with severe burns after a boat engine exploded near Blake Island Sunday evening. KOMO reports several people were aboard the boat when a mechanical malfunction in the engine caused it to backfire, triggering a small explosion. Authorities were alerted just before 5 p.m. of…


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May 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Own a decrepit boat? State begins derelict vessel turn-in program

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state is now offering to take derelict boats from owners who can’t afford to dispose of them legally. The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it’s accepting applications for the vessel turn-in program, which the Legislature approved last year. The state won’t pay owners for boats, but disposal costs would be…


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November 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Dead man identified in Alki boating accident

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…


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June 4, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Cause sought for fishing-boat grounding off Whidbey Island

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…


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June 19, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Beached boat on Washington coast belongs to man in Japan

(Photo / Washington State Department of Ecology) 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…


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June 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Boat burning on Lake Union

Boat fire on Lake Union. Image from Twitter user @TiffLitz 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…


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April 27, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Fire destroys luxury tour boat at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal early today

Seattle firefighters had to take a defensive stand as a luxury tour boat burned at Fishermen's Terminal Friday morning. (Photo / Seattle Fire Department) 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…


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March 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

UPDATE: Two injured after explosion across from Ballard locks

There is not points to locate on the map 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…


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