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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

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…

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June 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

UPDATE: Repairs begin on small lock damaged Sunday after being hit by boat

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…

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June 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Boat burning on Lake Union

A 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 Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick.  A Seattle police boat…

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April 27, 2012 at 5:39 AM

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

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…

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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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