Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing boat off Grays Harbor, Wash.

Global Diving and Salvage personnel use absorbent pads to skim oil from the water after a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel sank while moored on the Hoquiam River in Grays Harbor, Wash., July 27, 2017. Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received a report from Hoquiam Police Department personnel that the vessel Perwyn, with a max potential of 800 gallons of diesel aboard, had sunk and there was a sheen on the surrounding water. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division.

Global Diving and Salvage personnel use absorbent pads to skim oil from the water after a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel sank while moored on the Hoquiam River in Grays Harbor, Wash., July 27, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division.

WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel responded to a 42-foot commercial fishing vessel after it sank while moored in the Hoquiam River off Grays Harbor, Washington, Wednesday.

Global Diving and Salvage personnel placed containment boom around the sunken vessel Wednesday night and removed an estimated 200 gallons of marine diesel from the fuel tanks Thursday morning.

Watchstanders at sector received a report at 3:40 p.m. from Hoquiam Police Department personnel that the fishing vessel Perwyn, with a max potential of 800 gallons of diesel aboard, had sunk and there was a sheen on the surrounding water.

Members from the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for up to $50,000 and contracted Global Diving and Salvage marine casualty responders for cleanup purposes.

Absorbent boom has been left in place and members of the Washington Department of Ecology will continue to monitor the site.

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