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F/V GEMINI, F/V WESTERN FLYER; Swinomish Channel, WA

Swinomish Channel, WA | 2012-Sep-24

Initial Notification: At approximately 1200 Pacfic time September 24, 2012 NOAA SSC was notified by USCG Sector Puget Sound of the sunk fishing vessel GEMINI (officially registered as WESTERN FLYER) under the Twin Bridges in the Swinomish channel in Washington. It is unknown why the vessel sunk. The vessel was leaking diesel, although it is unknown how much diesel leaked. The vast majority was recovered by dive operations. The maximum capacity of the vessel is 750 gallons of diesel and 100 gallons of hydraulic fuel. NOAA ERD provided trajectory, tides, currents, resources at risk, and weather information for the situation.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel and hydraulic oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 850 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 48° 27.29′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 30.90′ West