Sunken boat in Gig Harbor leaks 25 gallons of gas

Staff writerFebruary 19, 2014 

A sunken vessel in Gig Harbor leaked 25 gallons of gas Tuesday night, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.

The leak on the 28-foot pleasure craft was discovered shortly after 6 p.m. at Lucas Landing. The Department of Ecology, U.S. Coast Guard, Gig Harbor Fire and a contractor responded to the spill.

Officials used absorbent pads and an oil sweep that works like a mop to clean up the gas. Divers from Global Diving and Salvage plugged the leak and recovered an additional 15 gallons from the boat.

“Today, it’s basically monitoring the situation. The main pollution threat has been responded to,” Ecology spokeswoman Linda Kent said.

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