UPDATE: Another boat in trouble in West Seattle waters

11:48 AM: Thanks for the photo and tips. Another sailboat in trouble on this slightly blustery day – this one has come ashore at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook on Beach Drive. Seattle Fire has a fireboat and land crew checking it out.

4:19 PM: Several more readers have sent photos of the grounded boat as the day has gone on the one above is from Sarah). Commenters say its owners are aware of the situation.

6:21 PM: The owners are also the publishers of Beach Drive Blog, where they’ve posted more about what happened.

8 Replies to "UPDATE: Another boat in trouble in West Seattle waters"

  • Jessica October 2, 2018 (12:04 pm)

    The owner has been notified.

  • ktrapp October 2, 2018 (2:03 pm)

    Ouch, that’s definitely not a derelict. I’m assuming someone’s anchor didn’t hold in the wind. I don’t think there are any buoys right there.

  • Trevor October 2, 2018 (3:27 pm)

    That’s Rob and Rhonda’s sweet Valiant 40 – she sits on their mooring during the summer season. Unfortunately the mooring line broke – Rhonda knows the situation.

  • Rhonda Porter October 2, 2018 (5:25 pm)

    Thanks, Trevor! Yes, it’s our sailboat. I’ve posted a few more pics on Beach Drive Blog.

  • Rhonda October 2, 2018 (8:25 pm)

    Thanks Tracy! I wasnt able to post anything until things were a little calmer.

  • Guy Olson October 2, 2018 (11:35 pm)

    Beached Float Blog

  • mark47n October 3, 2018 (4:10 am)

    It was still there at 1930 last night. I hope there wasn’t any real damage. Hard to believe that there would be none, though, after 8 hours on the riprap and at least a part of the time at low tide.

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