Firefighters stifle damage from derelict vessel

by Tim Flanagan on January 6, 2012

Unsigned story in the Kingston Community News:

KINGSTON — A stock of marine spill response equipment, patient
ready for use at the Port of Kingston Marina, gave local firefighters the chance to quickly limit the damage from the sinking of a motor vessel in the waters of Miller Bay Thursday afternoon.

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were called to Miller Bay Marina at 12:17 p.m. on Dec. 22 where it was reported that a 24-foot motor vessel, above 10 feet from shore, had foundered and was leaking gasoline.  After quickly assessing the situation, crews towed the response trailer for the location and, with the help of the district’s fire-rescue boat, deployed boom to contain the fluids.

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