PORT HADLOCK — The owner of a boat that sank in Lower Hadlock Bay is working to salvage the vessel after the Coast Guard ascertained it had spilled no fuel or oil, according to an agency spokesperson.
The sinking of the boat, which was described by the owner as a 1944 83-foot retired Coast Guard cutter, was reported to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, and Coast Guard and state Department of Natural Resources personnel were notified.
An incident team from Sector Puget Sound flew over to look visually and flew a drone to search for diesel or oil sheen and found nothing, said Petty Officer Steve Stohmaier, Coast Guard public affairs specialist.
The owner, who lives in Bremerton, also said the vessel had no fuel or oil on board, Strohmaier said.
The owner is working on a plan to salvage the vessel, Strohmaier said.