The U.S. Coast Guard says a fishing boat that sank in mid-August and had been leaking fuel in the Haro Strait between Vancouver Island and San Juan Island in Washington state was safely removed from the Salish Sea on Monday.
In a statement Thursday, the USCG said the Aleutian Isle was recovered, defuelled and put on a salvage barge over a month after it sunk on Saturday, Aug. 13.
“We are so pleased to see the vessel safely out of the water,” said USCG Cmdr. Kira Moody.
Authorities say the boat, which had been carrying an estimated 9,460 litres of diesel fuel, no longer poses a significant
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