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Coast Guard update on diesel/oil spill off of San Juan Island

Sunday morning, August 14, 2022: This morning a Unified Command was stood up to respond to the pollution incident west of San Juan Island. This Unified Command is made up of the USCG and State Department of Ecology as the Unified Commanders with branch assistance from @NOAA and WDFW...

The CANUSPAC Joint Response Team was activated with Canada - this is a tool used to help facilitate information & resource sharing across the international boundary. A subcontractor has been placing absorbent booming in the water to recover visible material in the water...

The contracted divers are working to determine the best course of action for the sunken vessel. The depth of the wreck poses some additional safety concerns that the team is working to mitigate. Coast Guard surface assets remain on scene...

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have activated a hotline to report any observed oiled animals. Any sightings can be reported to 1-800-22-BIRDS.  

Updates are being posted on Twitter 

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