That was the question from a reader who called The News Tribune this morning after seeing a lot of maritime activity on Commencement Bay.
The answer is no.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the marine spills response unit is conducting a drill on the water.
The exercise involves the Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Ecology.
The state Department of Ecology sent out a press release about this exercise yesterday. Here it is:
A practice oil-spill response will test the readiness and skills needed for the real thing in Commencement Bay on Tuesday, Sept.