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Fire on 30' Vessel off Decatur Island, WA

Decatur Island, San Juan Islands, WA | 2022-Jun-15

Initial Notification: 6/15 at 1300, USCG Sector Puget Sound notified NOAA NW SSC of a 30' vessel fire off of Decatur Island, Honeymoon Cove (across from Center Is, E of Rim Is), San Juan Islands. The fire was caused by a butane tank explosion on board and has since been put out. An approximate 90 gallons of diesel and 2 propane tanks (max potential 100-200 ga) have been released, creating a non-recoverable, rainbow sheen. The USCG is on scene and funding has been opened to hire an OSRO to boom and salvage the vessel.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 90 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 48° 28.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 48.60′ West