Coast Guard crews monitoring pollution from McCotters Marina fire

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a C-130 Hercules from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, fly over the remains from a fire at McCotters Marina in Washington, N.C., Friday. After Coast Guard Station Hobucken, N.C. watchstanders were notified by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department, they immediately launched a 24-foot rescue boat crew. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Shannon Scaff.

McCotters Marina

FORT MACON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews are overseeing the containment of product and pollution to minimize environmental impact from the fire at McCotters Marina in Washington, Friday.

Two thousand feet of boom was deployed to encircle the marina, and absorbent pads were placed within the boom where sheen was apparent.

Eastern Environmental Management, a contracted cleanup company based from Rocky Mountain, N.C., is working to collect the absorbent pads and tighten up the boom.

“We are focusing on mitigating the impact to the environment,” said Lt. Shannon Scaff, incident management division chief of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. “We are able to focus on this because of the cooperation between the Coast Guard, state and local agencies.”

Mariners must exercise caution while transiting around the boom positioned throughout Broad Creek.

People who have been displaced by the fire may call the Red Cross at 252-946-4110 for assistance.

Boaters with questions pertaining to McCotters Marina can call 877-272-6632 for more information.


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