Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal

Coast Guard oversees removal of fuel from sunken vessel in Lake Washington Ship Canal
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a tug that sank at Ballard Oil Company pier in the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Ballard, Washington, Thursday. The 80-foot non-commercial tug Chief has a reported 620 gallons of diesel onboard with reports of light sheening. Boom and sorbent pads have been placed around the sunken vessel to contain any further residual pollutants. The Coast Guard Sector...