GROUNDED BARGE NEAR UNALASKA
MONITORED BY COAST GUARD
October 07, 2007
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Coast Guard is monitoring the salvage
of a 271-foot freight barge that went aground near Unalaska Friday.
The barge is owned by Zidell Marine Corp., of Ward Cove, Alaska.
A tug boat noticed the barge
had broken free of its mooring at 5:30 a.m. Friday. At about
8 a.m., Coast Guard sector Anchorage was notified by the vessel
owner that the barge had grounded.
A 270 foot barge remains grounded today
near Unalaska after it
broke free from it's mooring sometime during the night.
Photo by Petty Officer First Class Tyler Behnke
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Unalaska inspected the vessel
from shore at 9:40 a.m. Friday. The barge has damage on the right
side of its stern. A contracted diver inspected the vessel but
could not see any damage due to poor visibility. The barge is
not carrying fuel internally and no pollution has been reported.
The destination and materials
being transported on the barge are not known at this time.
The vessel is aground on rocks
on the north east side of Summer's Bay. The Coast Guard Marine
Safety Detachment Unalaska is currently reviewing a salvage plan
submitted by Zidell Marine Corp., of Ward Cove, Alaska which
owns the barge. Ward Cove is located just outside Ketchikan's
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