Coast Guard issues pollution safety advisory for vicinity of Ocean Shores, Wash

Coast Guard issues pollution safety advisory for vicinity of Ocean Shores, Wash
The 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer is seen near the beach at Ocean Shores, Wash. April 16, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett. OCEAN SHORES, Wash.— The Coast Guard advised beachgoers Saturday to stay clear of the wreckage from the 74-foot fishing vessel Privateer that washed ashore after taking on water and partially sinking near Grays Harbor Friday night. Although...

Campaign offers Western Washington boaters free oil spill reporting and clean-up kits

Campaign offers Western Washington boaters free oil spill reporting and clean-up kits
Free oil spill reporting procedures and cleanup kits are being provided to Western Washington boaters.  (Photo courtesy of Washington Sea Grant) SEATTLE – Over the past 10 years, more than 19,000 gallons of pollution has been spilled into Puget Sound with 75 percent coming from recreational boaters and commercial fishing vessels. As part of a summer long education and awareness campaign to prevent...