Seattle Aquarium evacuated after rogue barge breaks free from terminal and heads towards waterfront before smashing into the side of Pier 66

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  • A rogue barge has crashed into nan Seattle's Pier 66 owed to beardown winds
  • Officials person confirmed that location person been nary injuries 
  • Information astir nan harm nan barge caused has not been released 

By Ishita Srivastava For Dailymail.Com

Published: 19:33 EDT, 2 November 2023 | Updated: 21:44 EDT, 2 November 2023

A rogue barge promoted an emergency removal astatine nan Seattle Aquarium aft nan vessel collapsed free from its allocated dock and drifted toward nan waterfront. 

Footage shows nan infinitesimal nan barge yet collided pinch nan broadside of Terminal 18. 

The runaway barge was first seen moving towards Pier 62 and 63, adjacent nan Seattle Aquarium, prompting visitors to beryllium asked to leave.  

US Coast Guard officials judge nan barge collapsed free from nan terminal wherever it had been docked, pinch precocious winds pushing it toward nan waterfront. 

A rogue barge collapsed into nan Seattle's Pier 66 owed to beardown winds

#BREAKING #USCG notified astatine 1:25 p.m. of a barge that drifted from Terminal 18 towards Pier 66 successful Elliot Bay. 3 tug boats obtained power of nan barge. It was placed successful tow and is being transported to Terminal 115. No reported injuries aliases pollution. Damage to Pier 66 reported. pic.twitter.com/qhA8bR26pU

— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) November 2, 2023

US Coast Guard officials judge nan barge collapsed free from nan terminal wherever it had been docked, pinch precocious winds pushing it toward nan waterfront

According to spokesperson Kip Wadlow, nan Coast Guard had been search nan business and are still coming to understand really it collapsed free. 

Seattle Fire Department Public Information Officer David Cuerpo said: 'Crews responded to reports of an unattended barge that struck Pier 66. 

'Firefighters evacuated nan impacted buildings arsenic a information precaution.' 

Officials confirmed that location were nary injuries. 

The barge was seen wobbling aft it collapsed pinch nan 3 rescue boats soon arriving astatine nan segment to pin it against a dock. 

The US Coast Guard wrote connected nan incident: 'USCG notified astatine 1.25 p.m. of a barge that drifted from Terminal 18 towards Pier 66 successful Elliot Bay. 

'Three tug boats obtained power of nan barge. It was placed successful tow and is being transported to Terminal 115. No reported injuries aliases pollution. Damage to Pier 66 reported.'

X personification (formerly Twitter) Jackson Teal posted a video that showed a Seattle h2o taxi trying to push nan barge speech earlier a tugboat wrangled it. 

Three tugboats were deployed to return nan vessel backmost to nan correct terminal 

But owed to its monolithic size, nan barge overwhelmed nan first tugboat astatine nan segment but pinch nan thief of a second, they were capable to dock nan barge safely. 

The barge was later seen to beryllium taken distant by tugboats. 

The upwind velocity successful Seattle is being recorded astatine 17 knots coming and is expected to driblet little arsenic nan time proceeds.


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