Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Olympia

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Card, a federal on-scene coordinator representative at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division, writes down notes during cleanup operations of a diesel spill caused by a sunken 92-foot recreational yacht, Oct. 4, 2019, in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Wash. The vessel named King's Way has a 1,200 gallon fuel tank on board and Global Diving and Salvage has been contracted to remove the remaining fuel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Lance Keckritz)

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Card, a federal on-scene coordinator representative at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division, writes down notes during cleanup operations of a diesel spill caused by a sunken 92-foot recreational yacht, Oct. 4, 2019, in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Wash.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Lance Keckritz)

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a diesel spill in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Friday after a 92-foot recreational yacht sunk in the early morning hours.

The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and contracted Global Diving and Salvage to clean up the spilled diesel and recover any remaining pollution within the vessel. The yacht named King’s Way has a reported 1,200 gallons of fuel onboard.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received notification of the spill at 7:30 a.m. from the National Response Center.

Incident Management Division personnel alongside Washington State response personnel from Department of Ecology, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Port of Olympia are on scene and working together to mitigate pollution impact. Containment and absorbent boom has been deployed, as well as, absorbent materials.


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