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Mukilteo-Clinton ferry nearly collides with boat in fog

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SEATTLE -- The Coast Guard says a Washington state ferry nearly collided with a fishing boat in the fog Thursday morning near Clinton.
Spokesman Jordan Akiyama in Seattle said the ferry Cathlamet had just left on its crossing to Mukilteo, about 10:35 a.m. when it nearly hit the 60-foot fishing boat near the Clinton terminal because of the poor visibility.
He said ferry passengers were told to brace for impact. The 328-foot ferry made a hard turn to avoid a collision then continued on its way.
Akiyama said the fishing boat was in the wrong and did not have the automated identification system the Coast Guard uses to monitor vessel traffic.

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