Coast Guard, State Continues Unified Command Response for F/V Akutan near Unalaska

Coast Guard, State Continues Unified Command Response for F/V Akutan near Unalaska

The United State Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the city of Unalaska and Resolve Marine Services continue in their response to the 166-foot fishing vessel Akutan near Dutch Harbor coordinating removal of anhydrous ammonia and several other petroleum products from the boat in danger of sinking. Earlier in the month, the Akutan […]

Tug Powhatan to be Raised from Gastineau Channel on Sunday

Tug Powhatan to be Raised from Gastineau Channel on Sunday

The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will oversee the lifting operation as Alaska Commercial Divers and Pacific Pile & Marine raise the Samson tug Powhatan, which sank at its berth at the dock in Starrigavan Bay near Sitka on April 19th. In preparation of the raising of the tug, crews have placed rigging and lifting chain around the […]

Excavator in Qinaq River Won’t be Removed Until after Breakup

Excavator in Qinaq River Won’t be Removed Until after Breakup

The United States Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are coordinating initial cleanup efforts with the city of Tuntutuliak in Southwest Alaska. USCG sent responders to the scene where a Caterpillar EL180 excavator fell through the ice on the Qinaq River near the small community to assess the site late last month. […]