Emergency response: Boat checked out off Jack Block Park

(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.”

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7 Replies to "Emergency response: Boat checked out off Jack Block Park"

  • smokeycretin9 September 13, 2013 (5:33 pm)

    I’ll take it.

  • Frap September 13, 2013 (6:19 pm)

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

  • wetone September 13, 2013 (7:46 pm)

    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.

  • Sonoma September 13, 2013 (8:08 pm)

    Ghost boat – cool!

  • Mike September 13, 2013 (9:31 pm)

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

  • Gene September 13, 2013 (10:16 pm)

    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.

  • miws September 13, 2013 (10:52 pm)

    Yeah, just there for decoration…..

    http://www.seattle.gov/fire/firefighting/operations/marineRescue.htm

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    Mike

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