USCG Responds to Grounded Vessel

USCG Respond to Grounded Vessel

The US Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology responded to a report of a 65-foot pleasure craft that went aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Washington, Sunday morning.


There was reportedly up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel and an unrecoverable sheen was reported to be visible on the water. Responders were working with the owner to deploy containment boom around the vessel and develop plans to remove the fuel aboard.

Jefferson County dispatch notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound that the 65-foot pleasure craft Avalon was aground in Pleasant Harbor at 2:30 a.m. The vessel was under tow by a 14-foot skiff at the time of incident.

All four people involved departed the 65-foot vessel and made it ashore at Pleasant Harbor State Park in the skiff.

Members from Sector Puget Sound’s Incident Management Division along with the Washington State Department of Ecology, Global Diving and Salvage and the local fire department responded to the scene.

Press Release, September 15, 2014; Image: USCG