Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel at Norfolk marina

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is investigating a sunken boat at a marina located near the 4300 block of Colley Avenue in Norfolk, Monday.

Norfolk Fire Rescue notified the Coast Guard at 9:45 a.m. that the 40-foot boat was partially submerged and releasing a sheen from residual oil products aboard.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads deployed personnel from the incident management division to assess the situation and the potential impact to the environment.

Responding personnel from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth deployed containment boom around the boat and the sheen.

The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Coast Guard.

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