Scupper visited the sunken trimaran this morning.
Scupper reports that the trimaran and the power boat used to tow the trimaran from Shilshoe Marina, have both sunk.
A police man is on the scene and is talking to the “Skipper” about involving the Coast Guard. The Skipper insists that the CG is aware of the situation. West Seattle Blog reports that the Coast Gaurd has referred the Skipper to a towing company which would cost money the Skipper does not have.
We are currently at high tide: 11.24 ft at 8:40 am this morning. Low tide is 1.86 at 3:30 this afternoon.
Mother Nature is no longer cooperating. We have a small craft advisory in effect with south wind waves of 2 to 4 feet.
UPDATE 9:30 AM. Someone from the City of Seattle is on the scene to assess and manage the fuel spill from the sunken boats.
UPDATE 9:55 AM. Here is a photo of the “patch” that the Skipper says blew out from waves crashing through the exposed hatches on top of the pontoons.
UPDATE 10:17 AM: Here is West Seattle Herald’s coverage of the sunken boats by Harbor West Condos.
UPDATE: 11:20 AM: West Seattle Blog reports the a salvage vessel is getting ready to tow the boat. We wonder if they’re going to take the smaller boat that appears to be leaking fuel. It’s hard to imagine the trimaran being towed in it’s condition.
UPDATE 11:40 AM: Scupper is back on the scene and sending these photos back to BDB HQ of the sunken boats off Beach Drive. Scupper states he does not currently see any tow or salvage type boats on site to help remove the trimaran or power boat. According to Michelle, who has been kindly helping the Skipper, the salvage boats refused to take the boats as the ground team had already drained the fuel off the boat.
A crew is on site on remove the fuel from the power boat.
Scupper says the sound of the pontoon separating from the trimaran was incredible.
Here’s a view from the pilings under Harbor West Condominiums off Beach Drive.
UPDATE 1:39 PM – a few more photos compliments of “Scupper” of the sunken boats off Beach Drive.