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Local Notice To Mariners | 13th District:
 The USCG Navigation Information Service (NIS) disseminates Safety Broadcasts / Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM), Local Notice to Mariners (LNM), and the latest Notice Advisory to Navstar Users (NANU).  BNM is updated and released weekly. 
Click here to few 13th District BNM in PDF file format.

Pride of PNW: Boating in Washington's Ship Canal from Take 5/KING
The MV Hyak approaches Pier 52 at Colman Dock in Downtown Seattle The ferry is being retired from the fleet. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)
Tiimelines played a key role in the board’s decision. Pressure to secure crucial sponsorships throughout the year were unfortunately not met on time. “Time’s up” was Eelco Blok announcement to Team New Zealand, the defender of the America’s Cup.
The fire started inside a cruise ship tender – one of two recently purchased by a captain who was repurposing them at the dock. The other was also totaled in the fire.
Farewell to the ferry M.V. Hyak:
July 2019 > The first of the state system’s Super class vessels, built at a San Diego shipyard in 1967, began sailing Puget Sound the following year. Ran nearly 52 years from Bremerton to Seattle. View full story here at the Seattle Times...

Dutch withdraw from America’s Cup:
Despite tireless sponsorship and fundraising, the DutchSail team has not meet its financial objectives to participate in the 2021 America’s Cup. The Dutch Sail foundation board concluded that it was financially unfeasible to actually continue the campaign. More details at Scuttlebutt...
3 vessels damaged in smoky fire along Lake Union:
SEATTLE | May 2019- A fire aboard three large boats and an adjacent pier sent a huge plume of black smoke skyward Friday over Seattle's Lake Union.
View full story at KOMO News...