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Some oil from sunken boat hits Seattle beach

Coast Guard: 'Very small part' of oil spill from sunken boat reaches Seattle beach By The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) ' The Coast Guard says "a very small part" of a diesel fuel and oil spill from a sunken vessel has reached a Seattle beach.

Capt. Scott Ferguson says two miles of affected shoreline have been surveyed, and cleaning crews have identified pockets of oil and worked to clean those as darkness fell Friday.

Ferguson says divers are working to plug the source of the leak. Plans call for using a crane barge to lift the vessel on Saturday.

Waterfront Construction office manager Diede Janel says the 73-foot vessel that sank Friday morning is an old World War II landing craft that was being used as a workboat in Puget Sound near the city's West Seattle neighborhood.

There are 300 gallons of diesel and 30 gallons of motor oil onboard.

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