At 7:44 a.m. today firefighters responded to a report of a boat that had sunk at the Foss Marina and was leaking fluids.
Crews arrived to find an approximately 32-foot boat listing while tied up at its slip. Operationally, crews stabilized the boat, deployed absorbent pads to contain leaking fluids, and set up a “fog” nozzle to suppress any potentially dangerous fumes.
The Incident Commander coordinated the environmental response with the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Ecology, Tacoma’s Environmental Services and Vessel Assist for salvage operations.
This is the second sinking incident in the past two months and illustrates the value of preventative maintenance on watercraft. The owner apparently missed that boat-owner memo.