By Curt Hart, Communications Manager, Spills Program
Ecology and Gig Harbor fire and police departments are responding to an oil spill in Gig Harbor in Pierce County.
A barge owned by Marine Floats with a 5-ton deck crane sank in the harbor. The sunken barge has leaked an unknown amount of fuel, causing an oil sheen on the water. The fuel has been removed from the barge crane.
The barge owner has deployed boom and absorbent materials to help contain the spill.
More information about the spill will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
Ecology Spills Program: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/spills.html
Ecology homepage: www.ecy.wa.gov
For more information, call Curt at: 360-480-7908 cell (firstname.lastname@example.org)