“Home Improvement” star Tim Allen will be on the cutting edge of environmental remediation costs after his yacht began leaking oil to Lake Michigan over the holiday weekend.
According to Michigan’s news site MLive, a faulty fuel seal on Mr. Allen’s yacht caused 30 to 50 gallons of diesel to leak into the water at the marina in Northport, Michigan, on Sunday.
Mr. Allen, who played the unfortunate henchman Tim Taylor for eight seasons, did not notice the leak until he pulled into the marina, but when he became aware, he pulled the fuse on the boat’s bilge pump to prevent it from spraying more fuel, the local fire chief said. according to MLive.
“He did a lot of things right himself,”; the site said as the boss said.
Dockhands acted quickly to absorb the spill and limit the damage, but the marina still needs to be shut down for 12 hours, the site said. Mr. Allen will be responsible for paying for the clean-up and he has hired an environmental response staff, it said.
Mr. Allen told reporters he felt “very uncomfortable” closing the port to everyone, MLive said.