Sunken boat will be raised

SPOKANE — The state is taking steps to raise a sunken 41-foot fishing vessel lying at the bottom of the Columbia River near Finley.

That’s necessary to prevent environmental damage from approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel and eight gallons of engine and hydraulic oil on board.

The boat sank in 40 feet of water July 12, about two miles downstream of Two Rivers Park in Finley.

The state has hired Global Diving &Salvage Inc. to recover the boat and offload the fuel and oil. The money comes from the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and the Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program.

More in Local News

Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’

Health workers, law enforcement agencies and emergency managers are responding as they might to a disaster.

Jordan Evers distributes coffee Sunday afternoon during the annual community meal at Carl Gipson Senior Center in Everett on November 19, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Firefighters serve Thanksgiving meals at Carl Gipson center

The next two feasts at the senior center in Everett will be Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 3.

Puffy-coated robbery suspect arrested on Whidbey

The suspect apparently wore the same outfit in 2 robberies at the same place in less than 2 weeks.

Man assaulted with hammer in Everett

His girlfriend had accused him of cheating on her and called another man over to confront him.

Injection sites still banned — County Council doesn’t budge

At a public hearing, more than 15 people said they are opposed to sanctioned areas for using heroin.

Dog shot at Mountlake Terrace house during burglary

A suspect was arrested Friday in Everett for investigation of burglary and first-degree animal cruelty.

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Most Read