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65-Foot Fishing Vessel Grounded West of Valdez
The Coast Guard says a 65-foot, Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground four miles west of Valdez, Alaska.
VALDEZ- The Coast Guard says a 65-foot, Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground four miles west of Valdez, Alaska.
The fishing tender Fate Hunter, of Astoria, ran aground Sunday with four people onboard. Another fishing boat, the Akemi, picked them up and brought them to Valdez.
The Fate Hunter was carrying 1,500 gallons of diesel, 300 gallons of hydraulic oil, 100 gallons of lube oil and 75 tons of fish. The Coast Guard said a light sheen was reported near the vessel, and its owner was working with responders to minimize the environmental impact.
The Coast Guard and state personnel were monitoring the vessel and planned to try to refloat it. There were no injuries or major structural damage to the vessel reported.