Longview vessel leaks diesel into Columbia River

LONGVIEW — The Coast Guard and state Ecology Department responded to a diesel leak from a ship moored near Longview that caused a half-mile long sheen on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.

The Coast Guard said a crack in the fuel tank was patched Wednesday afternoon, but agencies are working with contractors to remove the fuel and threat to the environment.

The 100-foot Tiffany is a former fishing vessel. The Coast Guard is trying to contact the owner.

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