Vessel Grounded Near Valdez Towed to Cordova

The Coast Guard in Alaska says an Oregon-based fishing vessel that ran aground near Valdez has been refloated and towed to Cordova.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- The Coast Guard in Alaska says an Oregon-based fishing vessel that ran aground near Valdez has been refloated and towed to Cordova.

The 65-foot Fate Hunter was under water for almost three months before it was towed Tuesday.
The Coast Guard says 75 tons of salmon on board was disposed of to help lift the vessel.
The Fate Hunter, based in Astoria, also had 1,900 gallons of fuel and oil aboard when it grounded Aug. 11 about four miles west of the Prince William Sound community of Valdez.
The Coast Guard says all recoverable fuel and oil was removed.
According to the Coast Guard, the cause of the non-injury grounding remains under investigation.

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