FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — A 49-foot fishing vessel carrying an estimated 2,600 gallons of fuel and oil sank off the coast of San Juan Island on Saturday, the US Coast Guard confirms.
#Happens now #USCG, NOAA and other partner organizations are responding to a pollution incident west of Sunset Point, Sand Juan Island. A 49 foot fishing vessel sank with an estimated 2600 gallons of diesel/oil on board. All crew members were rescued by good Samaritans. Follow for updates. pic.twitter.com/GhbkarvloN
— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) August 14, 2022
The commercial fishing vessel had 5 people on board, all of whom were rescued by a Good Samaritan without incident.
According to the USCG, an estimated 2,600 of the 4,000 gallons of fuel and oil capacity were on the boat, and it confirms that $130,000 was allocated for the salvage cleanup.
Because of its proximity to international waters with Canada, the USCG said it is working with Canadian partner agencies to assess the cleanup effort.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/fishing-vessel-carrying-2600-gallons-of-fuel-sinks-off-san-juan-island/281-a2e0719b-6e65-4542-aee1-5e32d96f4bef Fishing vessel carrying 2,600 gallons of fuel sinks off San Juan Island