Floating Homeless Camp Sinks in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) – What authorities describe as a homeless camp on the water in Seattle has sunk.
KOMO-TV reports the floating camp was made up of three boats rafted together and tied up illegally to a fishing net piling belonging to the Duwamish Tribe.
Two of the boats sank last week in the Duwamish Waterway while a third boat remained afloat.
The Port of Seattle is investigating after it was asked to by the City of Tukwila last month.
Marine Division/Environmental Compliance Manager for the Port Mike DeSota says there was a “homeless concentration” of people going back and forth from the vessels.
Officials say the Coast Guard pumped out fuel and removed hazardous chemicals on board. On Wednesday, a salvage crew removed both boats.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/