Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spill Response in the Thea Foss

Incident Date: Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Issuing Officer: Jeff Chandler
Incident Type: Spill Response
Incident Location: Thea Foss Waterway

Narrative: At 11:24 a.m. today, Engine 2, Engine 11, Fireboat Commencement and the Department of Ecology responded to the south end of the Thea Foss Waterway for a reported fuel spill.
Firefighters deployed 400 feet of oil containment boom to contain the spill to the south end of the waterway. TFD maintains two oil spill response trailers carrying a total of 1600 feet of containment boom made possible by a regional grant.

The crew of Fireboat Commencement located the suspected source of the leak and inspected the vessel to ensure the discharge had stopped. The Department of Ecology representative concluded that there was not enough fuel in the water to warrant recovery operations. TFD units returned to service at 3:12 p.m.