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Coast Guard Clean-up Continues at Norfolk Marina

Published: April 29, 2010
As of Wednesday, April 28, 2010 the Coast Guard was continuing to monitor clean-up efforts following a fire at the Vinings Landing Marina in Norfolk in the early morning hours.   

IMS Environmental and Moran Environmental Recovery have been hired to clean up and recover three sunken vessels.

A majority of the fuel spilt has dissipated or has been absorbed by the absorbent booms. A hard boom remains in place to keep debris from spreading.

The Coast Guard warns boaters to take caution when transiting near the marina and obey the no-wake zone as to not hamper clean-up efforts.

Initial reports from responders this morning stated a 45-foot sailing vessel caught fire and spread to adjacent recreational boats. The initial report has not been confirmed. The Norfolk Fire Marshal is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

source: USCG