UPDATE — Drifting pleasure boat towed to safety

Peninsula Daily News

PORT LUDLOW — A yacht that lost power and came close to running aground on rocks in Mats Mats Bay this morning (July 24) has been towed to Port Ludlow with all aboard safe,

An electrical short caused the Malibu, a 100-foot yacht, to lose power as it was sailing north at around 9:30 a.m., Captain Steve Gordon said.

John Jacobi, the head of the corporation that owns the boat, got into a skiff and towed the boat away from the rocks it was drifting toward.

Vessel Assist from Port Hadlock towed the boat to shore.

A total of eight people were on board, which included two crew members.

An earlier report from the Coast Guard erroneously said that 10 people were aboard.

EARLIER STORY:

PORT LUDLOW— A disabled 100-foot pleasure craft is adrift this morning (July 24) in the water off of Port Ludlow as it awaits rescue from the Coast Guard and Vessel Assist.

The Malibu came close to running aground on rocks in Mats Mats Bay at about 9 a.m., but became disabled and is now being towed by a skiff that was attached to the craft, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman Regina Caffrey.

Ten people are on board and are unharmed, Caffrey said this morning.

More details will be reported as they become available.

Last modified: July 24. 2013 4:29PM
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