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Tug Chief (Salvage Operation)

Salmon Bay, Lake Washington Ship Canal, WA | 2018-Mar-08

Initial Notification: On March 08, 2018, NOAA was contacted by USCG Sector Puget Sound to prepare a Resources at Risk report for a potential vessel salvage operation in Salmon Bay, WA. The Tug Chief sank in November of 2017 near the Ballard Locks in the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It was later refloated but remains a pollution threat.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 47° 39.99′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 23.59′ West