The Coast Guard has hired an environmental firm to remove fuel that may still be on board or in the waters surrounding an area near Osprey Marina in Horry County where a 65-foot vessel sank Saturday morning.
The vessel Wanderer was partially submerged at the pier and was actively sheening diesel fuel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Much of the fuel was contained and removed by the person responsible for the boat, as well as Horry County Fire Rescue and Towboat US. They removed about seven 55-gallon drums of fuel, as well as two 50-gallon fuel tanks from the boat.
The owner of the vessel is working with Seatow and Towboat US to remove the boat.