Sailing News


On Wednesday morning, a major fire broke out at the Seattle Boat Company yard in Seattle’s University District.

At about 0200 hours, the Seattle Fire Department received a report that the yard had multiple boats on fire. The first crews on the scene found that the dry rack storage shed at the yard was on fire, and about 30 boats were affected. No one was inside the structure.

The fire department declared it a two-alarm fire and dispatched additional units, including the fireboat Chief Seattle and units of the Seattle Harbor Patrol. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Washington Dept. of Ecology helped with containing runoff from the fire scene, deploying float booms around the site. While firefighting foam was used, the department said that it was a biologically-derived and nontoxic formula. More here.