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1,000 gallons of oily water removed after fishing boat sinks on OR coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard oversaw the removal of 1,000 gallons of an oily water mixture from a sunken fishing boat on the Oregon coast.

The commercial fishing boat Western Skies sank at the Warrenton Marina on Sunday.

The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for $40,000 and hired Global Diving and Salvage to conduct cleanup and pollution recovery efforts at the scene.

The oil removal was completed at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

A site visit Monday morning showed sheening from the sunken boat.

Global Diving and Salvage replaced the absorbent boom and pads that continue to absorb any remaining pollution from the water.

Coast Guard crews will return to assess the situation Tuesday.

The Coast Guard and marina workers have been unable to contact the registered owner of the boat. There was not believed to be anybody on the boat when it sunk.

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