July 12, 2010
Photo courtesy of USCG Station Ketchikan
Both people aboard the Scrimshaw were able to safely disembark the vessel.
A commercial salvage company was on scene Sunday and worked to patch the holes to stop the leaking fuel and prepare the boat for refloating at high tide. High tide in the area was between 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday.
However, salvage and response crews were unable to re-float the Scrimshaw. Coast Guard response crews from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan have placed sorbent containment boom around the vessel to minimize any environemntal impact from the approximately 400 gallons of fuel reported aboard.
A salvage plan is being established by the owner and the salvage company to remove the vessel from the rocks.
The Scrimshaw with two people aboard was at anchor in the bay when the retreating tide left the vessel aground. The homeport and identities of the two people were not released.
Coast Guard crews are monitoring the continued response and clean up efforts.
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