Coast Guard assist in containing potential pollution near Everett, Wash., boat launch

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SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assist in containing potential pollution from a 67-foot pleasure craft that sank near the Everett, Wash., boat launch, Friday evening.

While there is an estimated 100 gallons of diesel on board, no pollution has been reported at this time and Global Diving and Salvage has managed to completely boom off the vessel.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification at approximately 9:39 p.m. that the 67-foot pleasure craft, Cape Caution, had run aground near the Everett boat launch.

The Coast Guard and Global Diving and Salvage work to contain the potential pollution of a 67-foot pleasure craft that ran aground near the Everett, Wash., boat launch, Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard.)

The Coast Guard and Global Diving and Salvage work to contain the potential pollution of a 67-foot pleasure craft that ran aground near the Everett, Wash., boat launch, Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard.)

The operator of the vessel, who managed to get safely ashore in a dingy, reported that he miscalculated the vessels position while entering the Snohomish River and that Cape Caution may be taking on water.

Members from Sector Puget Sound’s Incident Management Division arrived on scene at approximately 1:02 a.m. this morning and contracted Global Diving and Salvage, who set up containment boom around the vessel.

IMD reported that the vessel was listing at a 20-degree angle and at approximately 3:56 a.m. declared that the vessel had sank.

Global Diving and Salvage intends to deliver a dive boat at between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to remove the fuel tanks on board the vessel.

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