Category: Washington Maritime News

Washington Department of Ecology Fines Olympic Tug & Barge for Port Angeles Oil Spill

Posted in Barge Accidents,Tug Boat Accidents,Washington Maritime News on September 13, 2013

Olympic Tug & Barge of Seattle has been fined $16,500 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for spilling oil into Port Angeles Harbor last November. The spill occurred when a company-owned fuel barge was overfilled while being loaded with fuel oil. Ecology has determined that the heavy fuel oil spill which occurred on Nov…. read more

Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology Respond to Listing Barge Near Tacoma

Posted in Barge Accidents,Washington Maritime News on February 26, 2013

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… read more

Fisherman Missing in Maritime Accident Off LaPush Washington is Presumed Dead

Posted in Washington Maritime News on October 1, 2012

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.

Fisherman Medevaced Near Columbia River Entrance with Head Injury

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Washington Maritime News on September 25, 2012

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… read more

Wreckage of Lady Cecilia Located Off Washington

Posted in Fishing Vessel Accidents,Washington Maritime News on September 10, 2012

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… read more

Two Maritime Workers are Killed in Separate Accidents in Seattle Washington

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Washington Maritime News on May 21, 2012

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… read more

Divers Recover Two Bodies from Boathouse Fire at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham, Washington

Posted in Maritime Accidents,Seattle Maritime News,Washington Maritime News on April 10, 2012

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.

Transocean Employees Refuse to Testify in Oil Spill Probe

Posted in Deepwater Horizon,Gulf Coast,Transocean,US Coast Guard (USCG),Washington Maritime News on April 1, 2011

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… read more