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Fuel Removed From Vessel Grounded Near Valdez
Work continues on plans to salvage an Oregon-based fishing vessel that ran aground near Valdez.
VALDEZ- Work continues on plans to salvage an Oregon-based fishing vessel that ran aground near Valdez.
The 65-foot fishing tender Fate Hunter, based in Astoria, grounded Aug. 11 about four miles west of the Prince William Sound community. It had 1,900 gallons of fuel and oil aboard, as well as 75 tons of fish. None of the four people on board was injured.
The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation have been monitoring efforts to remove the fuel, with hundreds of gallons of fuel off-loaded so far. Officials say oil-soaking boom has been placed around the vessel to contain pollution.
Naval architects with Global Diving and Salvage are working on a salvage plan to submit to the Coast Guard and the state for approval.
The cause of the grounding remains under investigation.