On 20th Monday 2023, a derelict tug sank suddenly on Seattle’s Ship Canal coming to rest with its funnel on the pier.
According to reports, the Seattle Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the incident and they found the vessel empty and unoccupied.
U.S Coast Guard announced that two other abandoned vessels were tied off to the tugboat at the time of sinking, but they were not affected.
The tug had been defueled two years ago. However, according to Coast Guard there were no pollutants on board, though a light sheen was visible around the wreck site.
#Breaking (2/2) Two other abandoned vessels were tied off to the tugboat at the time of the sinking. These have been secured and do not present a hazard to maritime traffic. #USCG crews and partner agencies continue to monitor the situation. pic.twitter.com/1cLKGxausf
— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) March 20, 2023
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