Boat sinks in Liberty Bay; agencies work at containing fuel

Boat owner escapes on dinghy; only the bow of sunken boat is showing, Poulsbo Fire reports

POULSBO — A 26-foot boat sank in Liberty Bay Feb. 4, prompting Poulsbo firefighters, the Port of Poulsbo and Coast Guard to work at containing leaking fuel.

“Only the bow remains showing,” Poulsbo Fire reported on its Facebook page about 10:20 a.m. “Apparently the boat owner was on the boat when it began to sink, shot off a flare, and was able to safely board his dinghy.”

The boat owner estimated there was about 40 gallons of fuel on the boat, but the Coast Guard reported 15-20 gallons was believed to have leaked.

The Coast Guard reported that it coordinated the multi-agency cleanup response.

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