SALVAGE OF CAPSIZED LANDING
MONITORED TO MINIMIZE RISK OF FUEL SPILL
July 26, 2007
(SitNews) - Salvage of the 61-foot landing craft Pegasus continued
today in Lynn Canal approximately five miles north of Juneau.
The vessel, which is still partially afloat, capsized yesterday
near Sunshine Cove at approximately 11:30am.
The motor vessel (M/V) Pegasus,
lost two containers and an excavator after overturning on its
way to the Kensington Mine worksite Wednesday morning.
Coast Guard Sector
Juneau responds Wednesday to a capsized landing craft near Lynn
Canal approximately five miles north of Juneau.
Gumption Leasing LLC, the owner of the craft, has assumed responsibility
for directing the salvage operation under the close supervision
of the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental
Conservation. Alocal salvage company, Trucano Construction, has
been contracted to recover the containers and salvage the vessel.
After ensuring that the Pegasus's
two-person crew was safe, the Coast Guard focused initially on
minimizing the hazard posed by the two 20-foot containers of
blasting material that had been aboard the barge. The containers
spent the night on a beach near Sunshine Cove under guard and
were transported to Kensington Mine this morning.
The Juneau Captain of the Port
has issued a no-entry, safety zone around the accident scene
The Coast Guard reports that
the focus now is on preventing the release of the 1200 gallons
of diesel fuel still on board the vessel.
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