Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to pollution in Lake Union, Wash.

Containment boom sits around a 90-foot vessel that discharged about 50 gallons of diesel fuel into the water at Lake Union Drydock, July 18, 2016.    Pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division, Seattle, Wash., worked with personnel from the Washington Dept. of Ecology to coordinate the defueling of the vessel, which had a reported maximum fuel capacity of 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel aboard.     U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.

Containment boom sits around a 90-foot vessel that discharged about 50 gallons of diesel fuel into the water at Lake Union Drydock, July 18, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology personnel are on scene responding to pollution from a vessel that was discharging diesel fuel in Lake Union, Tuesday.

Responders from Incident Management Division in Seattle arrived on scene at 8:30 a.m. and are working with partner agencies to monitor the situation and oversee cleanup.

At approximately 8 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a report from the National Response Center of a possible diesel oil discharge from a 90-foot vessel moored at Lake Union Drydock.

A fuel tank crack caused the vessel’s bilge to fill and discharge an estimated 50 gallons of oil into the water. The vessel reportedly had a total of 3,000 gallons of fuel aboard.

Containment boom was placed around the vessel to prevent the fuel from spreading and the bilge pump has been properly secured.

Global Diving and Salvage was contracted to clean up the area and mitigate any further pollution.

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