Large Tugboat Sinking in Eagle Harbor

Posted by on October 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

sinking tug

Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter has confirmed that a 60-foot tugboat is sinking in Eagle Harbor and presents a significant pollution threat.

Carpenter said such a boat could potentially have 500 or more gallons of fuel on board. The Bainbridge Fire Department is currently deploying a spill boom to handle the potential fuel leak. There is a visible sheen on the water surrounding the partially submerged vessel.

The old wooden boat is docked at the end of Ward Avenue on the south bank of the Harbor, opposite the downtown Marina. Click here for more photos.

More updates are on the way.

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Photo courtesy of Luke Carpenter.

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6 Responses to “Large Tugboat Sinking in Eagle Harbor”

  1. Concerned says:

    I hope the Coast Guard is on top of this. I heard a lot of their oil spill people have been furloughed by Harry Reid and Obama.

  2. Doug MacKenzie says:

    This last comment is indicative of why journalists aren't well liked. Then you publish without comment items that are untrue you add to the confusion. Obama and Reid are not the people who are destroying the government.

  3. Jake Shapley says:

    That boat has been "sinking" for months. Doug, the Marina manager has known and been complaining, but not done anything about it for months. Doug was complaining about that tug taking on water back in March. He was complaining about the owners abandoning it in early Spring, too. Why didn't he and the marina take sufficient precautions to prevent the sinking? Especially with all the rain we've had lately. He knew the boat had lost much of its outer hull planking on its trip down from Alaska. He knew the boat had been taking on water and that the pumps weren't keeping up. This was completely preventable.

  4. Big Al says:

    Doug – You're right Reid and Obama aren't destroying the government, they are destroying the country.

  5. Joe says:

    This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

    "We're not going to be disrespected," Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."


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