Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 2 children near Port Ludlow

SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin rescued three adults and two children near Port Ludlow on Feb. 15, after their 34-foot sailing vessel, Slacker Jack, was overcome by foul weather conditions two miles offshore, at approximately 6:10 a.m.

The Terrapin’s crew went to the scene and observed the vessel taking on water over the side. Crew members aboard Terrapin deemed that towing the vessel was unsafe and transferred all the Slacker Jack’s passengers aboard the Terrapin. They were taken to Port Ludlow where EMS was waiting for them, the Coast Guard reported.

All of the rescued members were evaluated by Jefferson County emergency medical technicians and released.

The Slacker Jack was adrift Feb. 15 but did not carry any threat of pollution, the Coast Guard reported. Sector Puget Sound recorded the position of the vessel and issued a broadcast notice to mariners of the navigational hazard.


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