• Yacht crashes into docks, hits several boats in Port Angeles

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Deputies are investigating after a 125-foot yacht crashed into docks and hit several boats Monday morning.

    The Clallam County Sheriff's Office said at about 8:15 a.m., Capt. Steve Peckham had moored the Westport Yacht at a fuel dock in the Port Angeles Boat Haven for fueling.

    Investigators said the mooring lines were secured to the dock but the fueling hadn't started when the vessel suddenly accelerated.

    The yacht crashed into several docks and at least seven other boats, deputies said.

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    The dock and boats were damaged.

    Damages are estimated to likely exceed $100,000.

    Investigators said alcohol and drugs are not suspected and there were no injuries.

    Six crew members, including the captain, were on the yacht during the time of the crash.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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