Coast Guard Aircrew Saves Man After Vessel Capsizes in Willapa Bay

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two passengers early Friday morning, Nov. 5, from a capsized vessel in Willapa Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from Pacific County Sheriff at midnight stating that a 41-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were on the boat when it capsized near Ellsworth…

Written by Welcome on November 11, 2021

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Coast Guard Responds to Possible Terroristic Threat in Washington

It was early this Thursday when the Coast Guard received reports of a stolen vessel in Puget Sound, Washington. The report was from an employee of Argosy Cruises who contacted the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound at approximately 7:50 A.M. The vessel stolen was named Beaver and thankfully watchstanders immediately began to keep track of…

Written by Welcome on June 25, 2021

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Why Float Plans Save Lives

With recreational boating season well underway, the attorneys at ACW&N want everyone to stay safe while enjoying the water.  A float plan is a great way for boaters to keep safe this summer. It’s always important to have a game plan when you’re operating a vessel out in the ocean, harbor, or sound. When an…

Written by Welcome on June 17, 2021

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President Biden Signs Act to Restart Alaska Cruises from Seattle, WA

President Joe Biden signed into law the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act early Monday. This act will allow foreign-flagged cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska in 2021. Elective representatives of the state proposed the act in March after Canada announced its ports would be closed to cruise ships until February 2022. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski…

Written by Welcome on May 25, 2021

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Attorney Doug Williams Takes Maritime Leadership Role at WSAJ

Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski is pleased to announce that partner, Doug Williams, is serving as Chair of the Maritime Law Section for The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”).  The WSAJ is the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest.  The organization provides its attorney members many resources needed to…

Written by Welcome on April 1, 2021

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Vessel Sinks with Three Aboard Off Washington Coast

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, three men were rescued by a Coast Guard crew after their vessel sank five miles off the coast of La Push, Washington. The three men were found floating around debris without lifejackets late Saturday afternoon when Coast Guard officials rescued them. According to the Coast Guard, the large vessel was…

Written by Welcome on March 25, 2021

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U.S. Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Boat Engine Cut-off Switches

As of April 1, 2021, operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet long will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL), according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ECOS and ECOSL devices prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose. The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to…

Written by Welcome on March 24, 2021

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