Pleasure craft sinks off Everett, 100 gallons of diesel on board

EVERETT - Salvage crews and the U.S. Coast Guard are on scene where a 67- foot pleasure craft sank near the Everett boat launch early Saturday morning.  The Coast Guard was notified that the boat, the Cape Caution, had run aground around 9:40 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard reported.  The boat's operator managed to get ashore in a dinghy, and was the only person aboard the boat.

The operator reported that he had miscalculated the vessel's position while entering the Snohomish River, and that the boat was taking on water, the Coast Guard reported.  Global Diving and Salvage was contacted, and once on scene, managed to set up a containment boom around the Cape Caution.  While there was an estimated 100 gallons of diesel fuel on board, there has been no pollution reported at this time.

The Cape Caution was listing at a 20-degree angle and at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday, the boat sank completely.  Global Diving and Salvage is in the process of trying to remove the fuel tanks on board the vessel, the Coast Guard reported.