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March 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Man on capsized boat rescued near Vashon Island

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailing skiff capsized near Vashon Island Saturday morning. The man, reportedly wearing a wet suit and a lifejacket, was taken to Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal where he was met by medics. There were no reports of injuries. “His preparedness may have been the difference between a successful rescue and an unsuccessful rescue,” said a Coast…

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March 21, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Icebreaker Polar Star returns to Seattle today from Antarctic

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Coast Guard says the icebreaker Polar Star is returning to Seattle Friday after a 108-day deployment to help resupply McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The vessel broke a 12-mile lane of ice up to 10-feet thick, clearing the way for a tanker and cargo ship. In January, the Polar Star also was dispatched to…

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January 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Coast Guard evacuates two men from ship near Alaska Peninsula

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two men aboard a Hong Kong-flagged ship located near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, close to the Aleutian Islands, have been flown to a Seattle hospital for treatment of severe burns. The Coast Guard says in a statement that the two were injured Tuesday when working on the boiler system…

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November 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Two men rescued in Shilshole Bay at 4 a.m.

Two people were rescued in Shilshole Bay early Saturday after one fell off a 40-foot sailboat and the other ended up in the water trying to help. Three friends spent about 45 minutes trying to get the two men back on the boat, then called 911 at about 3:30 a.m., said Sue Stangl, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman.  The two men…

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October 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM

5 crewmen rescued from burning ship

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members have been rescued in the western Aleutians after their ship caught on fire. KMXT reports the five were picked up by a Good Samaritan vessel, the Seattle-based Aleutian Beauty. The crewmen are expected to arrive later Monday in Adak. The crewman were aboard the 59-foot Western Venture, which…

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September 30, 2013 at 11:09 PM

57-foot boat sinks at Lakewood Moorage dock

A 57-foot boat sank in 10 feet of water next to its dock at Lakewood Moorage, at 4500 Lake Washington Blvd. S., late Monday, according to the Seattle Fire Department. No one was injured, and it’s not clear what caused the boat to sink, Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. Firefighters got the call around 10:20…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: boat sinks, Coast Guard, Lake Washington

July 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Diver presumed dead at Blakely Rock near Bainbridge Island

A search was suspended Saturday afternoon for the body of a scuba diver believed to have died during a recreational dive at Blakely Rock, a small reef in Puget Sound east of Bainbridge Island. The Bainbridge Police Department boat, about a minute away from the scene, responded to a call around 10 a.m. asking for help…

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July 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

9 safe after canoe overturns near Port Townsend

Nine people are reported safe after their Native-American canoe overturned this morning near Port Townsend. The nine were recovered by a 45-foot Coast Guard response boat and were taken to John Wayne Marina in Sequim.  The Coast Guard said some were experiencing mild hypothermic conditions.] “We’re not exactly sure what caused the canoe to capsize,” said Amy Nuckolls, public affairs specialist for District 13…

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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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