The Department of Ecology is responding to a report of a small oil spill originating from Fishermen’s Terminal and extending into Salmon Bay. The department told KIRO 7 that it looks to be “tens of gallons,” and investigators have yet to determine where it’s coming from.
An aerial view from KIRO’s helicopter (above) shows a sheen on the water at the Terminal. We’ll update as we learn more.
Update: Department of Ecology spokesman Larry Altose says the spill is diesel fuel and hydraulic oil that likely originated from one or more commercial vessels, but investigators have yet to pinpoint the source. The spill is very small, but workers in the marina are attempting to clean up whatever they can.