A huge cleaning operation is now afoot at the Port Orchard Yacht Club as a fire incident tore through a part of the marina after a weekend. On Monday, a Coast Guard helicopter passed over Sinclair Inlet to ensure oil spilled during the incident has not spread through the area. The Department of Ecology is awaiting to see what the snapshots show, but officials believe that the lack of current and wind is serving to contain the spill.
Booms, (as long as hundred feet) that had heavy fuels spilled into the marina on Sunday morning. Six yachts were up in flames and five of them went destroyed. Rich McCormick, one of the witnesses, told that it was really scary. He went around and helped everyone with fire hoses; and he had his boat started and all set to pull out as they were really worried regarding this jumping across the waterway.
On Monday, the crew from department of ecology worked hard on removing the charred, wet rubble from the water. Department of Ecology’s Robert Walls told that the whole issue that they were dealing with at this point of time that they have to clear part of the damaged, burned as well as destroyed boat houses to reach out to three of vessels.
Divers are attempting to figure out just how much diesel the sunken yachts’ fuel tanks are holding so it could be safely removed. Walls added that they have a way, they call it scrimming tanks, to actually access the tank without releasing any product whatsoever. This is primarily a vacuum cleaner, it basically sucks it right out.