Fuell spillage in Glasson Dock

Date: 04/08/2019

Time: 14:41:00

Address: Glasson Dock, Lancaster

Incident Number: 1908001362

At 14:41 two fire engines from Lancaster attended a sunken boat in Glasson Dock which was leaking fuel. A sailing boat measuring 15m x 3m was found sitting on the harbour floor submerged in three feet of water and diesel fuel contaminating the surrounding water. Crews used triple extension ladder, hooligan tools, pumping tools, gas monitor and wading polls to clear out the water and debris, make the scene safe and remove contaminated water. The coastguard were also in attendance. There were no casualties. Crews were at the scene for approximately five hours.