Water Taxi Allision at Seattle’s Pier 50

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

U.S Coast Guard and multiple Seattle-area rescue agencies responded to a water taxi allision in Seattle at Pier 50 on Sept. 26. The King County water taxi Rachel Marie allided with the pier at approximately 11:30 a.m. with 78 passengers and crew onboard.

Two 41-ft utility boat crews from Coast Guard Station Seattle, along with the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police Harbor Patrol crews responded to the scene and are transporting the passengers and crew off the vessel.

One person fell into the water and was immediately recovered.  The remaining 77 people were removed from the vessel.  Approximately five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the allision is unknown.  Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound is investigating the accident.
 

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