COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO GROUNDED VESSEL IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
– The Coast Guard responded to an 82-foot fishing vessel aground in Prince William Sound, Sunday, August 02, 2015.
At approximately 4:45 a.m. Sunday, the fishing vessel Icelander ran aground on the North side of Latouche Island with 4 people on board. No injuries were reported.
The vessel’s rudder received some minor damage but was not rendered unusable. The hull remained intact and damage consisted only of paint scraping. No harm was reported to the vessel’s fuel tanks. The vessel has a fuel capacity of 19,000 gallons and was carrying approximately 240,000 pounds of fish at the time of the grounding.
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