Owner fined $12K for fuel spill when tug sank in Columbia River

(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — The owner of a tugboat that sank in the Columbia River has been fined $12,000 for a fuel spill that resulted from the casualty, the Associated Press reported. The Washington State Ecology Department fined SDS Lumber, which owns the 55-foot White Salmon. The vessel leaked 200 gallons of oil and diesel when it sanks in October. 
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By Professional Mariner Staff