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September 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Pleasure boat runs aground in Pleasant Harbor near Brinnon, Jefferson County

The 65-foot pleasure boat Avalon ran aground Sunday morning in Brinnon, Wash.

The 65-foot pleasure boat Avalon ran aground Sunday morning in Pleasant Harbor at Brinnon. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are working to prevent a potential diesel fuel spill from a 65-foot pleasure boat that ran aground near Pleasant Harbor near Brinnon in Jefferson County early Sunday morning

At 2:30 a.m, Coast Guard sent an alert that the pleasure craft Avalon was aground in Pleasant Harbor. The vessel was under tow by a 14-foot skiff at the time of incident, the Coast guard said.

Four people on board got off the sinking boat and made it ashore at Pleasant Harbor State Park in the skiff.

With up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel and an unrecoverable sheen reportedly visible on the water, incident responders from the Coast Guard, the Department of Ecology, the local fire department and diving contractor Global Diving and Salvage responded to the scene.

These teams are working with the owner to place a containment boom around the vessel and develop plans to remove the fuel aboard.

 

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