Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ecology, Coast Guard responding to sunken vessel near Everett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 12:45 p.m., February 15, 2014

Media contacts:
Dieter Bohrmann, Department of Ecology,, 509-420-3874
Scott Higbee, U.S. Coast Guard,, 757-390-1243

EVERETT – The Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to the sinking of a 67-foot pleasure craft near the Everett Marina. The vessel ran aground on Friday night about 500 feet from shore. 

There has been no release of fuel to the environment, but oil containment boom has been placed around the vessel to prevent the possibility of pollution. The vessel, Cape Caution, is believed to contain about 100 gallons of diesel. A contractor, Global Diving and Salvage, has been hired to work on removing fuel from the vessel.

Ecology and the Coast Guard are monitoring the vessel while determining the best path forward for its removal. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


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