Unified Command completes raising vessel off of West Seattle

Coast Guard District 13 NewsSEATTLE – The sunken vessel Justin was successfully removed from the water, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Saturday.

A 150 ton crane barge hoisted the vessel out of the water and placed it on a barge that will transport it to Tacoma for repairs. Prior to repairs being done, Coast Guard and Wash. Dept. of Ecology investigators will examine the vessel in an attempt to determine what caused it to sink.

Shoreline assessments of the beaches near Lowman Beach and Lincoln parks will resume at sunrise. A helicopter will also be used at sunrise to assess the evaporation and breakup of the light weathered diesel ribbons that remain.

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