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Golden Gardens tugboat grounding

(Information on this site is considered to be accurate at the time of posting, but is subject to change as new information becomes available.)

Columbia River Biodiesel Spill

Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:45  a.m.

The tugboat Gene Dunlap is currently being towed off the beach at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park to the FOSS shipyard in Seattle. The tug was intentionally grounded today at approximately 7:45 a.m. when it began taking on water while it was being towed to Everett.

Workers with Global Diving and Salvage patched the leak.

The tug has an estimated that 34,000 gallons of diesel on board.

Ecology is part of a coordinated response that includes U.S. Coast Guard, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department and the tug company, Dunlap Towing.


SUMMARY INFORMATION


Date of Incident & Location:
April 7, 2017

Near Golden Gardens park in Seattle, WA

Product/Quantity:
Diesel, No Spill.

Cause:
Unknown

Responsible Party:
Unknown


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MEDIA CONTACT


Ecology
Sandy Howard
Sandy.Howard@ecy.wa.gov
360-407-6990