Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology personnel responded to pollution caused after a vessel hit a rock near Jones Island, Monday evening.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget were notified at 4:36 p.m. by a TowBoat U.S. crew that a 48-foot fishing vessel struck a rock and was taking on water.
Two Good Samaritans responded and removed the owner safely from the boat.
Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound incident management division personnel opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and contracted Global Diving and Salvage to mitigate any further pollution from the vessel.
The vessel reportedly had up to 900 gallons of diesel fuel aboard, 700 gallons were recovered from the vessel.
Other agencies aiding in pollution response include Island Oil Spill Association and Vessel Assist.
Vessel Assist sealed the vessel’s hull and transported it to Deer Harbor Marina where Global Diving and Salvage will conduct defueling operations.