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The craft was raised from the water and towed to Bellingham for salvage evaluation.
Thursday, 7/11/2013 8:00AM
The craft, reportedly carrying up to 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel, has sunk
in Roche Harbor following the fire. The fire has been put out.
Wednesday, 7/10/2013 4:45PM
The fire has been put out and the vessel is surrounded with hard boom. The bow is underwater, but the boat is still floating. There has been no fuel discharged to water. The responsible party has contracted with Global Divers to deploy air bags to keep the vessel afloat. A vacuum truck is in route to pump off the vessel's fuel. IOSA has set anchors for a nearby geographic based response plan. The hard boom is currently in use containing debris.
Wednesday, 7/10/2013 3:30PM
At this time, no fuel has been reported as spilled, though firefighting debris remains in the water. The vessel has also been reported listing to the right at a 10 to 15-degree angle. The Coast Guard has issued a 100-yard safety zone around the vessel. Ecology is coordinating its response with local fire, law enforcement and emergency management agencies and with the U.S. Coast Guard. Ecology will join IOSA at the scene later this afternoon. Customs and Border Protection is requesting that vessels within the area proceed to Friday Harbor for customs clearance. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Wednesday, 7/10/2013 3:16 PM
The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) is responding to a fire on an 85-foot pleasure craft at the Roche Harbor marina on San Juan Island in case of an oil spill. Ecology’s on-scene spill-response contractor, the Islands Oil Spill Association (IOSA), has placed oil spill containment boom in the marina as a precaution, and is standing by to perform any cleanup that may be needed. At this time, no fuel from the burning craft has spilled. Ecology is coordinating its response with local fire, law enforcement and emergency management agencies and with the U.S. Coast Guard. Ecology will join IOSA at the scene later this afternoon.
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Responsible Party: Unknown
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