The 35-foot vessel was discovered perched on rocks along the beach Wednesday, after it likely came loose from its mooring during stormy weather and drifted for about 2 miles, according to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.
On Wednesday night, crews removed 185 gallons of fuel from the boat, along with any oil and batteries on board, said Steve Gonzalez, a public information officer for Fish & Wildlife. No fuel from the boat leaked into the ocean, Gonzalez said.
During the boat’s recovery Thursday morning, crews stabilized it with large airbags — called “bladders” — and a salvage company towed the vessel back to the harbor before it was moved to a dry dock, Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said there were no reports of fuel or oil leakage during the boat’s recovery, and the boat was back in the harbor by 9 a.m.
“Everything went well,” he said.
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