Press release from our friend at the US Coast Guard. -KH
SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin crew rescues three adults and two children near Port Ludlow, Wash., Saturday.
Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders assumed mission coordination over the 34-foot sailing vessel, Slacker Jack, after its crew was overcome by foul weather conditions two miles offshore from Port Ludlow, at approximately 6:10 a.m.
The Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin’s crew was diverted to the scene and observed the vessel taking on water over the side.
Crewmembers aboard Terrapin deemed that towing the vessel was unsafe and transferred all the Slacker Jacks passengers aboard the Terrapin. They were taken to Port Ludlow where EMS was waiting for them.
All of the rescued members were evaluated by Jefferson County emergency medical technicians and released.
The Slacker Jack is currently adrift but does not carry any threat of pollution. Sector Puget Sound recorded the position of the vessel and issued a broadcast notice to mariners of the navigational hazard.
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