Department of Ecology News Release - February 19, 2014 - 1:45 a.m.

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Multiple agencies respond to sunken vessel at Gig Harbor marina

GIG HARBOR – The Washington Department of Ecology, U.S. Coast Guard and Gig Harbor Fire Department responded to a sunken 28-foot pleasure craft Tuesday night at Lucas Landing in Gig Harbor.

An undetermined volume of gasoline has leaked from the vessel into the harbor. The fiberglass craft also contains an unknown amount of gasoline in its tanks. A contractor, Global Diving and Salvage, has been hired to conduct the cleanup.

Ecology is working with the Coast Guard and the contractor to monitor the cleanup. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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Media Contacts:

Dieter Bohrmann, Department of Ecology, Dieter.Bohrmann@ecy.wa.gov, 509-420-3874

For more information:

Ecology Spills Program (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/spills.html)

Ecology’s social media (www.ecy.wa.gov/about/socialmedia.html)