Two of the six boats that sunk during a massive marina fire near La Conner were raised and put on barges Saturday and crews were working to raise two more Sunday, according to Larry Kibbee, president of the board for the Shelter Bay Community, owners of the Shelter Bay Marina. “Now they’ll be taken to a…More
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LA PUSH (AP) — A new report from Canadian officials says fog, fatigue and an “unfamiliarity with safety issues” factored into a pre-dawn collision between two fishing vessels that left a Port Angeles man dead. The Peninsula Daily News reports that the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its findings last week into the September 2012…More
For what is likely the first time in state history, Washington has filed criminal charges against two separate owners of derelict vessels that sank in Pierce and Kitsap counties, spilling oil that, the state says, contaminated the waters. The state Office of the Attorney General has charged Stephen C. Mason with one count of abandoning a…More
UPDATE 12:15 p.m.| Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said that before last night’s marina fire, a worker at the marina told police about fireworks being illegally set off in the vicinity. Moore said a forklift operator at Lake Union SkyLaunch Marina told a police officer in the area about illegal fireworks being shot…More
The Associated Press TACOMA — One abandoned ship sank early Friday and threatened to pull another down in a waterway off Puget Sound, creating the latest million-dollar problem involving derelict vessels in Washington. The Coast Guard, state Ecology Department and Tacoma Fire Department responded to the Mason Marina on the Hylebos Waterway where the two…More
The Associated Press A crackdown on noisy boat parties is on the mind of the Kirkland City Council. The council is considering an ordinance that would ban the practice of “rafting,” that is linking, more than two boats together. Kirkland Police Lt. John Ashlip told KIRO-FM sometimes in the summer on Juanita Bay dozens of boats congregate and tie…More
Washington State Ferries received its third new ferry Monday, three months ahead of schedule. The 64-car Kennewick was delivered by Vigor Industrial to the ferry system’s Eagle Harbor facility, where it will be outfitted before beginning service in mid-January on the Port Townsend-Coupeville route. The three ferries, the Chetzemoka, Salish and Kennewick, are part of the Kwa-di…More