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Boat Sinking at Ward Cove
By Tony Alenskis


November 09, 2007
Friday AM

According to a recent news paper photo, the boat that sank in Ward Cove was seen listing to one side before it went to the bottom. I was wondering why the Harbor Master or Coast Guard did not put a pump onboard before it became an environmental issue.

Who's responsible for letting people moore their vessels in Ward Cove?

Who's responsible, besides the owner, for this environmental incident?

We had a near record rainfall in October this alone should put Harbor personel on alert.

If the Borough and City are going keep appropriating new property they will have to step up and increase the area of their responsibility.

In short, if this boat was seen listing there should have been time to get a pump on board and contact the owner or responsible party of the situation.

Tony Alenskis
Ketchikan, AK

Received November 08, 2007 - Published November 09, 2007


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