FERNDALE, Wash. -- Workers have recovered a large steel tank that fell into the water near Cherry Point on the way to the BP refinery near Ferndale.
BP spokesman Bill Kidd told KGMI two of the largest crane barges on the West Coast were brought in Wednesday to lift the cylinder out of the water. It's 140 feet long, 12 feet in diameter and weighs 475 tons.
Kidd says the cylinder, which is worth millions of dollars, was not damaged. It's part of a $400 million project to equip the refinery to produce cleaner diesel fuel.
The cylinder was dropped in the water Dec. 9 as it was being moved off a barge. The Coast Guard says the accident was caused by a crane failure that also injured a worker.