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Crews clean up fuel in bay sanctuary after boat washes ashore

The 43-foot Chris-Craft Greta Mae is seen tethered to the Tiburon shoreline between Blackie’s Pasture and McKegney Green on Feb. 9. The damaged boat, now tagged for removal, ran aground and leaked fuel into the wildlife sanctuary. (Gretchen Lang / For The Ark)

Cleanup crews removed about 200 gallons of diesel-tainted water from the bay Feb. 7 after a boat ran aground and began leaking fuel between Blackie’s Pasture and McKegney Green.


The 43-foot Chris-Craft, which apparently broke loose from the Richardson Bay anchorage during a pair of recent storms, has been tagged as marine debris, with the registered owner mailed a 10-day removal notice.

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