67-Footer Sinks off Dungeness Spit, Is Towed Awash to Marina - PassageMaker

67-Footer Sinks off Dungeness Spit, Is Towed Awash to Marina

A 67-foot motoryacht that sank off Dungeness Spit Friday has been towed to John Wayne Marina on Washington's Sequim Bay. A passing ship and the Coast Guard both sent boats to help.
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Coast Guard rescues two people from vessel taking on water near Sequim, Washington

A 67-foot motoryacht that sank off Dungeness Spit Friday has been towed to John Wayne Marina on Washington's Sequim Bay. A passing ship and the Coast Guard both sent boats to help after the two people on board radioed they were abandoning the Lady A.

The vessel is owned by Judson “Jud” Linnabary, owner and president of Platypus Marine Inc. of Port Angeles, reported PDN maritime columnist David G. Sellars.

Port Angeles Boat Haven Harbormaster Chuck Faires confirmed that Linnabary is the owner of the yacht, according to the Peninsula Daily News.

The crew of the Lady A radioed that the boat was taking on water from a hull breach at around 7:30 a.m. She was presumed to have hit something in the water. The Coast Guard responded and the crew of Tokyo Express, a 664-foot container ship transiting the area, launched a small boat crew to assist. The two were rescued shortly after 8 a.m. and the Lady A sank minutes later but remained awash.

Below are specs on the Lady A from the Coast Guard's Documentation Center:

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