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    Boat fire at Everett marina-gctid816611

    Don't know if this has already been posted, if so carry on.

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    #2
    Saw that in the news this morning. Curious as to how a collision in the marina would cause a fire. BBG on one of the boats?
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      #3
      Apparently the boat was having engine problems, then a fire aboard as he came into the marina. Everyone bailed out and the boat drifted into the docks. Pretty strong winds that afternoon, so once it got involved it would be hard to control. They're lucky it contained with only 5 boats. There's a gas dock on just the other side of where it all ended.
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        #4
        UPDATE: http://komonews.com/news/local/damag...nds-of-dollars

        Watching the video, I'm surprised only 5 boats went. Wonder if there will be new regulations about the spacing of boats at a marina.
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          #5
          That area of the marina not only gets the worst of the north wind that comes up nearly every summer afternoon, it also gets a significant amount of current from the river. The Port has done a better than average job, imo, constantly upgrading the systems. Water for firefighting being one of them.

          The results of the investigation are going to be interesting. I have a feeling the boat coming in had an issue and was trying too hard to get to his slip. I haven't looked at the tides, so I have no idea of how fast the river was running. 2kn is common and faster after a very high going to a minus. The south guest dock on the river would have been my first choice if I was aware of a problem, followed by the first open slip I could find, and there appeared to be lots.

          We can all be Monday morning quarterbacks, but until all of the information is researched and released, the one thing we can all be thankful for is nobody was seriously injured.
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            #6
            I spoke to an area Fire Marshall that said the skipper made an attempt at the South Guest Docks, but with the Westerly winds and the problems he had just as he entered, he ended up abandoning her. I don't think spacing was an issue. His burning boat just blew up against that row and the others caught from there. They actually did a great job of containing it and thankfully no one was hurt.
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