October 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM
80-foot boat sinks at Olympia marina
An 80-foot, wood-hulled boat sank at the West Bay Marina in Olympia this morning, according to the state Department of Ecology.
A light rainbow sheen could be seen in the area where the boat sank, but it was mostly contained by a boom put down by the Nisqually Indian Tribe Marine Division.
What caused the boat to sink or the amount of fuel spilled hasn’t been determined as yet, said the Ecology Department.
Along with the Nisqually Tribe and the DOE, U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the scene to assess what happened and why.
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