Pensacola Bay – Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire and spilt diesel

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification of a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel catching fire while moored at Joe Patti’s Marina in Pensacola Bay at 4:26 p.m. Pensacola Fire Department extinguished the fire but the vessel sank and discharged an estimated 100 gallons of diesel into the water. Seatow deployed containment boom and sorbent pads around the vessel to collect oil. A vacuum truck and skimmer are en route to begin operations Saturday morning. An inquirey revealed the name of the as F/V New Horizon. >click to read<09:28

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