Apr 11 2020

Security on your dock…

Published by at 4:44 pm under Liveaboard Topics,Shilshole Marina

During these challenging times, there are many people down from the city to get some fresh air, walk the boardwalk and check out the boats.  Some will tailgate onto the docks.  Many non-resident tenants have also come down to their boats lately to spend some time.

As liveaboard residents it is incumbent upon us to “know our neighbors”. When you see someone “new” on the dock-especially if they are “just looking around”…be it guests of a neighbor or new tenants, introduce yourself and ask them “how can I help you?”, “who are you looking for?”.

Some will say the name of the boat and owner they are visiting…go ahead and make small talk which will show you are friendly and aware of their presence.  Some will say they are new…welcome them to the dock!  Some will get defensive (they probably tailgated through the gate) and say they are “just looking”. Kindly say to them that we are a community down here and that we watch out for our neighbors, and that they need to check in with the office before coming onto the docks-whether doing maintenance or looking at boats for sale.

Please be vigilant, if you see something-say something. If you hear or see unusual activity on the dock, please call the 24-hour marina cell phone at 206-601-4089.  As always, if it is an emergency, safety or threatening situation, call 911 and tell them you are at Shilshole Marina.

Be aware.  Ask questions. Your neighbors will thank you!


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  1. Meon 23 Apr 2020 at 9:34 pm

    N and O Docks have experienced serious safety issues which we have reported to both the Port Police and the Port Authority please refrain from holding the door for tailgaters which include those who give you a slip number or boat name only residents and owners have fob access and according to our slip agreements are responsible for personally escorting any and all guests to our vessels.

    This has been a very frightening experience which we hope will be addressed by the Marina please continue to protect yourself and your neighbors by reporting suspicious activity to the Port Police and Harbor Master in addition to staying connected with your neighbors about maintaining a safe environment, we are responsible for ourselves and our guests all of us!