Coast Guard Responds to Barge Grounding at Elliot Bay Marina

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology and Seattle Fire Department are responding to the grounding of the barge Shauna K at the Elliot Bay Marina today.

The barge was being towed by the tug Alyssa Ann, operated by Olympic Tug and Barge, at approximately 8:18 p.m. when strong winds broke one of its tow lines blowing the barge into the breakwall of the marina grounding it upon the rocks.

The tug Andrew Foss then assisted the Alyssa Ann with the removal of the Shauna K to nearby Pier 91 where it is being assessed by pollution and vessel inspectors for damage to its tank.

The Shauna K is a 271-foot, double-hulled barge transporting 904 metric tons (approximately 284,000 gallons) of IFC380, a heavy bunker fuel.

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