UPDATE: Seattle Fire response at Harbor Island Marina, false alarm

1:47 PM: A big SFD response is headed to Harbor Island Marina (1001 SW Klickitat Way, alongside the West Seattle Bridge). So far it’s described as a docked boat “taking on water.” Updates to come.

1:53 PM: Crews on scene have told dispatch that an 80-foot tugboat is “close to the water line” so they’re investigating whether it’s actually taking on water.

1:57 PM: They’ve found no evidence of that. The tugboat sits low when full of fuel, and it’s currently full of fuel, crews have reported to dispatch. But now they’re investigating a Coast Guard report that a different vessel might be taking on water at a “different terminal.”

2:06 PM: No evidence of that, so units are being dismissed. As for the original tug, one SFD responder radioed that fuel’s down to $3.40 a gallon so they just filled up with 40,000 gallons worth.

2:36 PM: Joe sent a photo of the fuel-laden, low-sitting tug.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Seattle Fire response at Harbor Island Marina, false alarm"

  • StopCuttingDownTrees April 1, 2022 (2:14 pm)

    April Fools?

    • WSB April 1, 2022 (2:30 pm)

      I’m adding a photo just received – you can see why it looked like it was sinking…

  • Fueled Up April 1, 2022 (4:07 pm)

    How much fuel was burned investigating this? 

  • Spicy Eight Piece April 1, 2022 (4:58 pm)

    We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

  • Eric1 April 1, 2022 (7:13 pm)

    Oof.  I thought my fill ups were impressive nearing $100 .   I don’t have a charge card that can take that kind of bill at over $100K.  

  • Bob W. April 2, 2022 (4:06 pm)

    Look at the freeboard on that thing. At 7 pounds a gallon of diesel, that’s 210,000 pounds of lading. Ocean Mariner… might have to be the Protected Waters Mariner for a while.

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