Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Honolulu Harbor

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Department of Transportation Harbors are responding to a diesel fuel spill from an abandoned fishing vessel that sank in Honolulu Harbor, Monday.

The Coast Guard received notification at 6:30 p.m. Sunday from a reporting source that the 77 – foot fishing vessel Judy K was sinking at Pier 16 in Honolulu Harbor.

The Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation are responding to a diesel fuel spill from a sunken vessel in Honolulu Harbor, Jan. 12, 2015. Fishing vessel Judy K is a derelict vessel that is the possession of the State of Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Pendarvis)

The Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation are responding to a diesel fuel spill from a sunken vessel in Honolulu Harbor, Jan. 12, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Pendarvis)

 

The Coast Guard deployed approximately 150 feet of boom as well as absorbent pads to retrieve and contain the sheen coming from the vessel. An estimated 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the water before containment boom was put into place.

There was no fishing equipment aboard.

A Marine Safety Information Broadcast has been issued for the entrance to Honolulu Harbor for possible debris caused by the sinking of the Judy K. Mariners are requested to keep a sharp lookout when transiting in the harbor.

The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for response efforts.

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