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Conditions improved allowing crews to remove the vessel. The vessel arrived at Lovric's Sea-Craft dry dock storage at approximately 2:30 pm. A private company has been hired by the vessel owner to remove remaining oil and other liquids from the holding tanks.
Crews attempted to raise the vessel again today. Weather conditions and modifications to the vessel prevented completion of the removal effort.
Crews have rigged lines from the vessel to a crane and attempted to raise it. Wind and swells picked up, making the removal difficult. Crews have suspended the removal effort and will make an attempt again on Tuesday.
Crews removed the external fuel tank. An estimated 5 to 10 gallons of red-dye diesel spilled when the tank reached the surface and up-righted.
Divers successfully rigged lines from the crane to the vessel and were able to
shift the vessel off the fuel tank. The vessel had pinned the 700-gallon fuel
tank to the sea floor. Drivers rigged lines to the tank, but did not have enough
time to remove it. They will try again on Sunday.
Divers determined that a sheen on the surface is from a 50-gallon hydraulic oil tank on the vessel.
Ecology brought the mobile command vehicle to Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes,
Wash., where an Incident Command Post was established.
The responsible party is American Gold Seafood, Icicle Seafood.
A 59-foot fishing vessel – the Clam Digger – began taking on water at
approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, near Guemes Island. The vessel sank.
Date of Incident:
U.S. Coast Guard
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