Coast Guard requests mariners delay transits through Lake Washington Ship Canal

Coast Guard requests mariners delay transits through Lake Washington Ship Canal
SEATTLE — Due to a fatality accident between a tour bus and duck boat, mariners are requested to delay their transit under the Lake Washington Ship Canal draw bridges until emergency crews on the Aurora Bridge have cleared the bridge. Mariners requesting openings of these draw bridges, please contact the Coast Guard at 206-217-6001. Operators of the ship canal bridges are not required to open for...

Coast Guard rescues 28 people in McCovey Cove

SAN FRANCISCO – A Coast Guard 41-foot Utility Boat crew from Station San Francisco rescued 28 people from a duck boat that had caught fire in McCovey Cove Saturday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Francisco received a call over VHF-FM channel 16 at 4:06 p.m. that there was an engine fire onboard the duck boat. The Coast Guard crew arrived on scene at 4:18 p.m. and removed the 28 people from...

New York man sentenced in Philadelphia duck boat accident

PHILADELPHIA — Matthew R. Devlin, 35, of Catskill, New York, was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison for misconduct of a ship operator causing death, in relation to the “Duck boat” accident on the Delaware River here July 7, 2010. In the accident, the barge, The Resource, which was towed by the towing vessel Caribbean Sea, piloted by defendant Devlin, ran over a boat operated...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 near Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two people Thursday at 6:55 p.m. who went missing after the Duck Boat they were aboard collided with the 250-foot tug and barge Caribbean Sea on the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.