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Coast Guard responds to listing log ship at Port of Tacoma

Post by Mike Archbold on Jan. 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
January 25, 2011 2:55 pm

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a log ship listing in the Port of Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, port spokeswoman Tara Mattina said.

“It does appear to be listing,” she said of the ship which started tipping between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.

She said a port officials estimated the ship was listing to the starboard about 7 degrees.

The question is whether the listing is due to the load or because it is touching on bottom of the waterway as the tide goes out, Mattina said. The listing could get worse until the tide changes, she said.

The loading of logs has stopped, she said, and the Coast Guard is on their way.

She said there is no panic at this point. “We have had log ships list that way before,” she said.

The name of the listing ship isĀ  Ranunculus, according to our news partner KIRO TV.

This post will be updated as more information is available.

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