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Abandoned sailboat is leaking diesel fuel into Martin County waters

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 18:56:34-04

STUART, Fla. -- Martin County officials are investigating who might be the owner of an abandoned sailboat that was found to be leaking diesel fuel at the Harbor Inn/Deck Restaurant in Stuart on Saturday.

Police say the vessel is believed to have been damaged during Hurricane Matthew and abandoned at the dock after the storm.

The Department of Environmental Protection is arranging containment and cleanup for the leaking fuel.