Saturday Oct 1, 2011
Do pollution spewing, highballing, commercial ships put sailboats in danger? Looks like the answer is yes.
This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:
New snow for Mt. Rainier
Amy says ... on Monday, Jan 2 at 5:14 PM
A real consciousness-raiser, nice picture and dialogue
PB says ... on Monday, Oct 3 at 1:31 PM
I must have missed the memo that re-designated Puget Sound a playground. Otherwise it has primarily been used for commercial shipping for nearly two centuries.
leroyvanhee says ... on Monday, Oct 3 at 6:59 AM
So it's kinda like creating an unmarked race track in the middle of a playgound. The big kids just want to run fast and the little kids just wanta have fun. Sounds dangerous to me.
JTC says ... on Sunday, Oct 2 at 12:40 PM
Been there done that. Watched two friends get run down by tug/barge combo on the Columbia during race day
PB says ... on Sunday, Oct 2 at 12:17 PM
You could ban the ships to protect the sailboats. But then you'd have to be content with empty shelves when you go shopping.
Personally, I'd rather see them stocked with merchandise.
Shaun W says ... on Sunday, Oct 2 at 11:06 AM
I wasn't there, but there is a very large sailboat race each year to Foul Weather Bluff. This brings in lots of money for Edmonds and has taken place for many years with no mishaps with commercial ships. I'm sure all vessels were fine.
Capt. Mike says ... on Sunday, Oct 2 at 10:02 AM
There is a commercial shipping lane through Puget Sound. Most sailboat operators have no idea what the actual "rules of the road" are. Sailboats don't have "right-of-way" in commercial shipping lanes.
The Almighty Jellyfish says ... on Sunday, Oct 2 at 9:49 AM
I hate when they cut in front of the ships like total idiots. Stress on the ship's crew no doubt... I've never heard a captain swear so much in a short period.
Captain B. says ... on Sunday, Oct 2 at 9:06 AM
Recreational sailboats have no business in the shipping lanes.
KOMO News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.
An email has been sent, and you should receive it within 30 minutes. If you do not receive it, please use our help form to contact us.