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Diesel spill in Hylebos

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on Oct. 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm with 3 Comments »
October 15, 2011 2:02 pm

A fishing vessel spilled approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel into Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway early Saturday morning, prompting an emergency response by the Coast Guard and the Washington Department of Ecology and the Tacoma Fire Department.

According to Kathy Davis, an Ecology Department spokeswoman, crews aboard the 195-foot fishing tender “Eastern Wind” spilled the fuel while transferring it from one tank to another.

Davis said environmental damage from the spill was minimized because the vessel’s owner, Trident Seafood, had taken the precautionary measure of placing booms around the vessel during the fuel transfer, as is standard practice.

Emergency responders will use skimmers to help collect the spilled fuel, Davis said. Early signs indicate that most of the spilled diesel is recoverable, she said.

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  1. Wow…great commentary.

  2. JessicaW71970 says:

    The maturity level of some people is amazing!

  3. Whatever1214 says:

    Yo…. TNT. These obscene postings have been up on your site ever since yesterday. I know you have cut back on staff, but the weekend substitute janitor, after he is done emptying waste baskets, vacuuming floors, cleaning toilets and writing a weeks worth of editorials, probably should check posts that have been flagged as abusive.

    Just a thought.

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