67-foot vessel sinks off Washington; 2 rescued

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Posted: Oct 17, 2014 5:12 PM
67-foot vessel sinks off Washington; 2 rescued

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 67-foot recreational vessel with 700 gallons of diesel onboard has sunk off the coast of Washington state after a man and woman were rescued.

There is no report of a spill. The Coast Guard says the Washington Ecology Department is working with the owners to see if the vessel can be salvaged from 180 feet of water.

The vessel sank Friday north of Dungeness Spit, which is in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (WAN'-deh FEW'-kah) near the town of Sequim (skwihm).

The people on board the Lady A called for help at about 7:40 a.m. when it began taking on water. They were picked up by a 45-foot rescue boat from Port Angeles and did not require medical attention.