Officials Respond to Sunken Vessel near Olympia

The Coast Guard responded 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 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 were on scene and worked together to mitigate pollution impact. Containment and absorbent boom were deployed, as well as, absorbent materials.

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