National Fisherman


Crews emptied all fuel and other pollutants from the 61-foot crab boat that ran aground last week on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Coast Guard officials said the owner of the vessel, Dennis Sturgell Jr., of Warrenton, hired a team to pump 100 gallons of oily water and 10 gallons of fuel off the Genesis A over the weekend. No contaminants leaked from the boat.

"The vessel is still there," Command Duty Officer John Dodd said. "But they're working with the removal team to get it out of the state park."

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