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Towed Vessel "Bligh Island" sinking near Bellingham, WA

Whatcom County, WA, USA | 2021-Jul-13

Initial Notification: On July 13, 2021, the NOAA SSC was notified of the sinking of a 79ft vessel being towed from Blaine to Bellingham, WA near Squalicum Harbor. An unknown about of Red dye diesel was seen in the water with the potential to have a total of 100gal. USCG has a vessel on scene that pulled three people out of the water, and an over flight is scheduled. NOAA is working with Washington Ecology and Department of Fish and Wildlife to produce a Resources at Risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 48° 51.67′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 48.49′ West