Coast Guard called when boat sinks near Friday Harbor

The Coast Guard responded to a 40-foot sailing vessel that sank Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Friday Harbor. The vessel has been anchored for some time with no people reported aboard.

Members from the Island Oil Spill Association report a marine diesel sheen from an estimated 20-gallon tank and deployed a boom to contain the spill.

Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division has opened the Oil Spill Emergency Fund and contracted Global Diving and Salvage to secure the fuel tanks.

No responsible party has been identified at this time.

Photos by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Gonzalez

If you have any information regarding this vessel, please contact: Petty Officer 3rd Class Ben Card 206-391-4635

 

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