Lady Lillian sinks in Westport; Dept. of Ecology cleaning up oil sheen

The Coast Guard and Washington State personnel responded to a sunken ship and oil sheen at the Westport Marina.

 

The 77-foot fishing boat Lady Lillian sank on Monday. 

Incident Management Division personnel from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River responded and contracted Global Diving and Salvage to plug vents and empty fuel tanks, and Ecology and staff used an oil spill containment boom and cleanup pads around the sunken boat. 

Reports that the boat sank came around 6:40 am and Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor used an Ecology spill response supply trailer kept at the port to begin cleanup.

 

The Coast Guard tells KXRO that the Lady Lillian reportedly contained approximately 1,000 gallons of diesel and 7 gallons of hydraulic oil aboard.

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Pictured is the 77-foot fishing vessel Lady Lillian surrounded by boom after it sunk at the Westport Marina, Wash., Sept. 5, 2016.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the report of the sunken vessel around 6:40 a.m. from members at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, who had verified the initial notification they received from marina staff.

Photo Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division personnel monitor the clean up operations after a vessel sunk at the Westport Marina, Wash., Sept. 5, 2016.

The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, and contracted Global Diving and Salvage to plug the vessel vents and empty the fuel tanks.

Photo Courtesy of Washington State Department of Ecology.

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