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September 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

40-foot fishing boat catches fire in Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal

Seattle firefighters put out a small electrical fire on a 40-foot fishing trawler tied up to a dock at Fishermen’s Terminal just before 11 p.m. tonight, according to department spokesman Kyle Moore. A caller told dispatchers smoke was coming from the boat’s engine, Moore said, but it wasn’t clear whether the boat had been running or…

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September 17, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Fire damages Kodiak, Alaska, ship at Seattle pier

The Associated Press Fire has damaged the 167-foot Bristol Leader fishing ship moored at Pier 91 in Seattle. Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says smoke was reported coming from the galley about 3 a.m. Tuesday, and about two dozen crew members got out safely. Moore says firefighters quickly controlled the fire, but it took them a while to…

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May 20, 2013 at 4:41 PM

120 aboard burning Seattle-based fishing boat are safe

UPDATE 10:00 P.M.| Good Samaritan vessels helped evacuate 78 crew members from Arctic Storm Monday evening, while another 42 crew members are staying aboard to man the fishing boat, according to the Coast Guard. The evacuated crew members are being taken to Westport, Wash. by commercial fishing boats Northern Voyager, Golden Alaska, Sea Dawn and Excellence. A…

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September 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Man lost after fishing boats collide off La Push

The Associated Press LA PUSH, Wash. — The Coast Guard is searching for a crewman missing from a commercial fishing boat that sank Friday morning after colliding with another fishing boat 30 miles off La Push on the northern coast of Washington. Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw in Seattle says four men were aboard the 40-foot vessel that…

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June 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Crew member airlifted from fishing boat after electrical shock

A crew member on a Seattle-based fishing boat had to be airlifted off his boat in the Bering Sea Friday after suffering a major electrical shock and heart complications. The ship was about 172 miles northwest of Dillingham, Alaska, when it called for help from the Coast Guard. The 43-year-old man, whose name was not released…

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May 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Boat fire leads to voluntary suspension of harvests at Whidbey Island shellfish farm

This 128-foot crab boat anchored off Whidbey Island burned and sank Sunday after being engulfed in flames late Saturday night. Officials with the nearby Penn Cover shellfish farm say they suspended harvest to confirm the safety of its products. (Photo by Jennifer Muzzall) The Associated Press UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. | WHIDBEY ISLAND — The PennCove Shellfish…

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May 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Fishing boat grounded near Neah Bay after operator falls asleep

The operator of a fishing boat apparently fell asleep at the helm and grounded the boat near Neah Bay early today, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 37-foot boat eventually hit Chibahdehl Rocks, about four miles west of Neah Bay. The Coast Guard sent a lifeboat crew and a helicopter to rescue the fishermen after a report…

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March 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Seattle fisherman killed on boat in Alaska

Associated Press ANCHORAGE – The Coast Guard says a Seattle fisherman on board a commercial fishing vessel was killed in an apparent industrial accident south of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Alaska State Troopers on Monday identified the man as 25-year-old Andrew Fotu. Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen says the captain of the 238-foot Alaska Juris reported Fotu was…

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