(Photo: Captain Carson Shevitz)
-Jeremy Childs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-437-0208 Published 3:43 p.m. PT June 2, 2018
Crews salvaged a commercial fishing boat that was sinking at Ventura Harbor early Saturday.
The Ventura Harbor Patrol was notified at 2:10 a.m. about a boat that had started sinking in its slip at the Ventura Harbor Village Marina, 1583 Spinnaker Drive.
Patrol officers responded and requested assistance from the city of Ventura Fire Department, the Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
An oil containment boom was deployed around the vessel to minimize the spread of its 1,300 gallons of diesel fuel.
A commercial salvage company and heavy-lift crane were called to the scene to stabilize the boat. Around 1 p.m., a sling was deployed to lift the rear of the boat out of the water so fuel and water could be pumped out, the patrol reported. Arrangements have been made with a local boatyard to haul the boat out and treat the leak.
No injuries were reported from the incident and impact to the harbor was minimal, according to authorities.