Boat leaking diesel fuel in Pillar Point Harbor pulled to surface

HALF MOON BAY — Crews are scheduled to return to Pillar Point Harbor today to finish salvaging a sunken houseboat that has been leaking diesel fuel into the water, officials said. By about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard and a diving company had pulled The Gypsy to the surface and were aiming to…

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Retiring Pillar Point harbormaster enjoyed water rescues the most

PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA — Harbormaster Dan Temko runs his fingers over a plaque bearing the names of local fishers lost at sea and realizes he’s been working at Pillar Point Harbor long enough to know nine of them before they died. He sighs. “You always wish you could have done better.” In his 25 years at Pillar…

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After two latest deaths, anglers reflect on dangers of Pillar Point Harbor

Most of the anglers and crabbers at Pillar Point Harbor didn’t really know David Tien, a Milpitas sport fisherman who joined their close-knit ranks just three months ago. But the blinding fog and crashing swells that capsized Tien’s lithe fiberglass boat just outside the harbor Saturday morning, killing Tien and his cousin Jim Hsu —…

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