Arson Deemed Cause of Boat Fire in Penn Cove
Posted: January 15, 2013 | By: Maureen O'Hagan [Seattle Times]
It's official: Arson was the cause of a fire last spring on a 140-foot boat unlawfully moored off Whidbey Island, according to a report by the King County Sheriff's Office.
The Deep Sea, an old, rusted-out fishing vessel, caught fire and sank to the bottom of Penn Cove early one Saturday in May. It cost state and federal government nearly $5.4 million to clean up the mess and dispose of the craft.
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