Coast Guard Responds to Gig Harbor Fuel Spill

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology and Gig Harbor Fire Department responded Saturday to a diesel fuel spill in Gig Harbor, Wash.

The owner of a pleasure craft spilled approximately 100 gallons of diesel into the harbor earlier this morning. According to reports, the vessel’s owner intended to fill the boat’s water tank, however, water was inadvertently added to the fuel tank resulting in diesel fuel overflowing into the harbor.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Mariners are encouraged to report any type of oil, fuel or chemical spill sightings to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802

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