Emergency response: Boat checked out off Jack Block Park

September 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm | In West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 7 Comments

(Photo added 5:08 pm; by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
3:49 PM: If you’ve noticed a big emergency response headed toward Harbor Avenue – it’s for a powerboat reported to be taking on water off Jack Block Park. Some of the responders have already been canceled, but others are continuing on. More as we get it.

3:55 PM UPDATE: Via scanner, the boat’s now been assessed as a 1960s-vintage wood boat, about 22 feet long, nobody on board, and they’re trying to figure out if it’s a “derelict vessel.” The fireboat Chief Seattle is on scene, per MarineTraffic.com; we have a crew headed that way. Scanner also indicates this is likely abandoned and the boat will be impounded if possible; the fireboat’s crew is reported to be doing a “stability survey.”


  1. I’ll take it.

    Comment by smokeycretin9 — 5:33 pm September 13, 2013 #

  2. Looks just like a boat I saw yesterday that passed Jack Block around 3:30 pm yesterday and was heading towards the bridge.

    Comment by Frap — 6:19 pm September 13, 2013 #

  3. Seen boat out there for last couple weeks anchored and look to be tied up to dock a few times. Figured someone was living on it. Probably liked having the bathrooms and 7-11 close by. Was a neat old tollycraft.

    Comment by wetone — 7:46 pm September 13, 2013 #

  4. Ghost boat – cool!

    Comment by Sonoma — 8:08 pm September 13, 2013 #

  5. Nice to see that the fireboat is useful as a towboat, and not just a decoration on the waterfront.

    Comment by Mike — 9:31 pm September 13, 2013 #

  6. Really??? A decoration on the waterfront? – yeah just like a fire truck is a decoration in the firehouse- – until it’s needed.
    Just like Guardian One is a decoration on the runway– until it’s needed.

    Comment by Gene — 10:16 pm September 13, 2013 #

  7. Yeah, just there for decoration…..




    Comment by miws — 10:52 pm September 13, 2013 #

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