Diesel fuel spills in Duwamish after tug, barge collide

The Coast Guard and the Washington Ecology Department responded Tuesday morning after a collision between a tug and barge spilled diesel fuel on the West Duwamish Waterway.The collision occurred about 8:30 a.m., said Coast Guard Petty Office Levi Read.#USCG...

Diesel fuel spills in Duwamish after tug, barge collide

The Coast Guard and the Washington Ecology Department responded Tuesday morning after a collision between a tug and barge spilled diesel fuel on the West Duwamish Waterway.

The collision occurred about 8:30 a.m., said Coast Guard Petty Office Levi Read.

#USCG @EcologyWA responding to a diesel spill in the West Duwamish Waterway after an allision between a tug and barge. pic.twitter.com/4QtwWghN1g

Larry Altose of the Ecology Department said there may have been 1,200 gallons in the tank of the tug. "We'll treat response as if all spilled, until we learn differently."

Crews are at Island Tug and Barge, 3546 W. Marginal Way S.E., he said.

The spill has been contained with booms and absorbent pads.

Global Diving and Salvage has been contracted to investigate any damage to the tug, Read said.

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