Coast Guard assesses $9,500 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike

Coast Guard assesses $9,500 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike
A high-powered blue laser shines against a black background, demonstrating just how strong the light can be when emitted from this device.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Hearing Officer assessed a $9,500 civil penalty, Dec. 27 2016, to a Washington resident for interfering with the safe operation of the Washington State Ferry Tokitae by shining a high-powered blue laser...

Coast Guard issues $100,000 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike

Coast Guard issues $100,000 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike
SEATTLE — The Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued a $100,000 civil penalty Tuesday to a Washington resident who intentionally struck the Washington State Ferry Tokiate with a high-powered blue laser October 22, 2015. Coast Guard investigating officers determined that Mark Raden of Freeland, was aboard Washington State Ferry Kitsap transiting between Mukilteo and Clinton...