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Tim Allen yacht shuts down Michigan Marina after leaking fuel

It is reported that the marina in northern Michigan was closed on the weekend of July 4 after actor Tim Allen's yacht leaked fuel into the water. increase.

Traverse City Record Eagle reportsTraverse City Record Eagle leaks about 30 gallons of diesel fuel from Allen's yacht on Sunday at Northport Village Marina, about 30 miles northwest of Traverse City. Did.

According to Harbor Master Bill Rhodes Margie, the spill was so severe that it closed the marina on Sunday evening and all day on Monday. The marina reopened on Monday night.

Rosemurgy said that while 30 gallons may appear to be low on fuel, diesel diffuses much faster than regular gasoline.

Authorities told the paper that the leak was due to a problem with the boat's fuel filter and diesel spills into the yacht's engine room. When the compartment was filled with fuel, the bilge pump drained the fuel into the marina.

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Allen is a fuel filter when on a boat Around Omena Bay, where the gasket was said to be broken. He is responsible for the cleanup costs. 

The "remodeling" actor claims that, contrary to Marina's estimates, only about 11 gallons are leaking.

"I was very uncomfortable closing the harbor for everyone," Allen told Record Eagle. 

Mackinac Environmental and Leelanau Township Fire Department marina and her staff have deployed brooms and hundreds of absorbent pads to clean the diesel from the water.

The US Coast Guard is aware of the spill and oversees the marina's cleanup efforts.

Witnesses told the paper that they saw several dead ducklings, carp and pike in the marina after the spill, but Hugh Cook, chief of the Lelanau Township Fire Department, said the spill was wildlife. Said it didn't seem to have influenced.

The beach and playground just south of the marina were also closed on Monday after fuel was washed off the shore.