Coast Guard Monitors Salvage of Grounded Boat

Coast Guard officials are monitoring the salvage of the 65-foot fishing tender Hana Cove after the vessel was intentionally grounded on Culross Island in Prince William Sound.

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by Associated Press

VALDEZ- Coast Guard officials are monitoring the salvage of the 65-foot fishing tender Hana Cove after the vessel was intentionally grounded on Culross Island in Prince William Sound.


The crew of the Hana Cove reported the vessel had struck a rock on Thursday. The rock damaged its fiberglass hull and caused the engine compartment to flood.


The Coast Guard says the crew was unable to keep up with the flooding and they beached the vessel on Culross Island.


Good Samaritans on a nearby fishing vessel rescued the crew and safely transported them to Whittier.


The Coast Guard says the focus is now on removing the fuel and salvaging the vessel in a way that avoids ecological impact.