Archive for the ‘Washington Maritime News’ Category
TACOMA, Wash. — Two government agencies, The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology, responded to a listing barge in Commencement Bay near Tacoma, Washington on Sunday, Feb. 24, after receiving a report around 1:15 p.m. that a 250’ Amix Marine Services barge, from Canada, was listing and possibly taking on water. The barge had crushed cars on it and was listing. Reports say that an undetermined number of cars fell into the water and that a small but visible oil sheen also surrounded the barge.
LaPUSH, Wash. — A commercial fisherman who went missing after the fishing vessel he was on sank off the coast of LaPush on Friday morning, September 28, is presumed dead. The Coast Guard has not released his name.
The Coast Guard crews from Sector Columbia River over the weekend were forced to medevac a crew member of a commercial fishing vessel who had suffered a serious head injury while working.
According to the Coast Guard report, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Friday from the 52-foot F/V Melville reporting that a crew member had fallen and sustained a serious head injury approximately 90 miles west of the Columbia River entrance. ... Read More
The Coast Guard and FDS Marine International, LLC said Monday that they have located the sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia approximately 20 miles off Point Ledbetter near Willapa Bay, Wash.
The Coast Guard contracted the FDS to locate and examine the wreck of the 70-foot F/V Lady Cecilia using a remote operating vehicle, which discovered it in approximately 460-feet of water on Sunday. The remains of the 4 missing crew members had not been located. ... Read More
SEATTLE, Wash. – A maritime worker, who was a forklift driver at the Port of Seattle, was fatally injured when he became trapped between a container and forklift, according to Hector Castro, a spokesman for the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, but he did not survive.
BELLINGHAM, WA. – Divers searching for Jim Langei, 43, and his wife Sterling Taylor, 33, who have been missing since the March 30 fire at Squalicum Harbor, have recovered two bodies on April 5.
WASHINGTON, DC – In Washington, D.C. officials are conducting an investigation into the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
Three workers for Transocean, Ltd., the company that owned The Deepwater Horizon, are refusing to testify at hearings which are part of a joint investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Coast Guard. ... Read More