Fishing vessel sinks at pier, causes minimal pollution
Diesel spill contained, 200 gallons aboard removed today
The Coast Guard reports that its personnel responded today after a fishing vessel sank at the Chatham Fish Pier Tuesday night.
Sector Southeastern New England command center staff in Woods Hole, Mass., learned about 4 a.m., today that the 45-foot fishing vessel Sole Train sank at the pier overnight, causing a small sheen of diesel fuel.
The command center staff dispatched a response petty officer from Marine Safety Detachment Cape Cod to investigate the sinking and oversee the cleanup.
Chatham fire department personnel deployed booms to contain the diesel fuel, and the harbormaster used his boat to raise the Sole Train. Timothy Linnel, the vessel's owner, contracted Frank Corp. Environmental Services to remove the 200 gallons of diesel fuel remaining on board. No one was aboard the Sole Train when it sank. See aerial below.