The 167 foot long fishing vessel Helena Star sank in the Hylebos Waterway, Puget Sound, Washington. The fishing vessel sank by the bow leaving just the stern out of the water. The nearby 130 foot fishing vessel Golden West also began to list, but remain afloat. The two vessel had been moored together in their berths. Authorities have placed a containment boom around the Helena Star after a light sheen was spotted. Over 20,000 gallons of fuel was pumped off the vessels several month ago so neither vessel is a major threat of pollution. Authorities have stated salvage of both vessels will exceed $1 million dollars. Currently, there is only $40,000 dollars set aside to remove the vessels. Both the Helena Star and Golden West were slated to be dismantled.
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