Coast Guard and Washington DOE investigate vessel explosion in Sequim Bay

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology responded to a vessel explosion that occurred at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim Bay, Wash., at approximately 6 p.m., Tuesday.

An approximately 40-foot vessel exploded while moored and sank in the bay. One person was pulled from the wreckage and airlifted, by an Airlift Northwest helicopter crew, to Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle. The condition of the person and his relationship to the vessel are unknown at this time.

Clallam County Firefighters deployed oil containment boom around the vessel to contain any sheen caused by the sinking.

Coast Guard and Ecology personnel are onUSCG, Wash. DOE to investigate vessel explosion in Sequim Bayscene to coordinate cleanup efforts and begin an investigation to determine the cause of the explosion.

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