Chief Warrant Officer Iain Wells said a tug boat started moving the Deep Sea about 5 a.m. for the trip of about 50 miles.
The 140-foot ship caught fire and sank May 12, leaking fuel. A crane barge raised the Deep Sea on Sunday.
The state Ecology Department says the spill response by various agencies has cost the state nearly $2 million.
The state Health Department said some Penn Cove shellfish beds reopened Tuesday, but some contamination was detected at others that remain closed for more testing next week.
More Northwest Headlines
Stanwood man pleads guilty to stealing from Swinomish tribe GOP lawmakers want Washington to look at Planned Parenthood Poll: Just 30 percent inclined to re-elect Gov. Inslee Death penalty dropped from Carnation killings trial Salvation Army sets up charging ports for Portland homeless Spokane criminal faces 30th felony charge Police: Couple charged in Seattle dog fighting operation Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.