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October 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

80-foot boat sinks at Olympia marina

The top of the 80-foot boat that sank at the West Bay Marinain Olympia can be seen in this Twitpix sent out by the state Department of Ecology.

The top of the 80-foot boat that sank at the West Bay Marina in Olympia can be seen in this Twitpic sent out by the state Department of Ecology.

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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