Port Townsend: Sailboat runs aground

The 43-foot steel sailboat Gia ran aground Tuesday night in Port Townsend Bay.

Two vessel assist boats were dispatched to help dislodge the vessel from the rocks near the wharf.

Nobody was injured in the mishap.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Gia’s crew was having navigational problems and dropped anchor.

But 30 knot winds and four-foot swells pushed the vessel onto the rocks between Swain’s General Store and Union Wharf at about 7 p.m.

Police, fire and other responders arrived at the scene before the boat was finally towed off the rocks by vessel assist boats, Fire Department and commercial boats.

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