The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology responded this morning to an oil spill from a sunken 71-foot fishing vessel near Twin Bridges Marina on the Swinomish Channel.
An oil sheen was on the surface of the water above the vessel, which sank at a small dock on the west side of the channel almost below the Duane Berentson Bridge.
The Coast Guard contracted Global Diving and Salvage Company to contain and clean up the spill. Boom was placed around the sheen and divers were expected to plug and patch the source of leakage.
Coast Guard pollution investigators and Ecology spill responders were on-scene monitoring the cleanup. Swinomish Tribe Police and local volunteer firefighters were also there.
There was reportedly 750 gallons of fuel on board.
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