Coast Guard continues to monitor grounded vessel near Whidbey Island, Wash.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology continue to monitor a fishing vessel that ran aground near Lagoon Point on Whidbey Island, Wash., at about 4 a.m., Tuesday morning.

The 97-foot fishing vessel Neahkahnie has about 9500 gallons of diesel fuel and oil onboard. There have been no reports of pollution or injuries.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat, is enforcing a 250-yard safety zone around the vessel. Members of Global Diving and Salvage are on scene with 500 feet of oil-spill containment boom.

The vessel’s owners have contracted the tug Rosario and are developing a salvage plan jointly with the Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology.

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The fishing vessel Neahkahnie, a 97-foot U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessel, sits aground near Bush Point on Whidbey Island, Wash., June 4, 2013. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are monitoring the situation, and there have been no reports of pollution or injuries. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The fishing vessel Neahkahnie, a 97-foot U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessel, sits aground near Bush Point on Whidbey Island, Wash., June 4, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

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