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Western Flyer Sinks

On Monday, Sept 24, the Washington D of E and the Coast Guard responded to a report that 71-foot wooden hulled F/V WESTERN FLYER, built in 1937, had sunk with a possible 750 gallons of fuel in the northern part of the Swinomish Channel near the Twin Bridge Marina and was causing noticeable oil sheen above the vessel, with some of it spreading southward down the channel.

Global Diving and Salvage Company has been contracted by the Coast Guard to place an oil boom, plug and patch the source of the leak, and remove the fuel from the boat. Details on the sinking of WESTERN FLYER have not been released.