Port's commitment to the community

Earlier this week, high winds snapped the lines of a Port of Tacoma tenant’s barge that was carrying a container crane. The barge and crane eventually drifted down the Ruston Way waterfront where it came into contact with Katie Downs Waterfront Tavern. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our tenant for their work to safely recover the barge and bring it back to the Port.

Fortunately, no one was injured. Unfortunately, the incident caused Katie Downs to close its business on Tuesday. We were very pleased to hear that they were able to reopen on Wednesday!

We understand that this incident has caused concern in our community, and we want to assure Tacoma residents that the Port is committed to operating in a safe and responsible manner. We are working with our internal team, and the parties involved, to do everything we can to prevent this type of incident from occurring again.

Thank you for your continued support. We are proud to be a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County community.