Coast Guard conducts pollution survey of grounded tug and barge

Coast Guard Alaska News

Kodiak, AK – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted an overflight at the site of a 78-foot tug vessel that went aground on Ukolnoi Island, 20 miles east of Cold Bay, Alaska, Nov. 14, 2012. The Hercules crew conducted a survey of the area to detect any maritime pollution, no pollution was found.

The 78-foot tug Polar Wind and its 250-foot barge sit aground 20 miles east of Cold Bay, Alaska, Nov. 14, 2012. The five crew members of the Polar Wind were rescued by Coast Guard helicopter crews and safely transferred to Cold Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Stixrud.

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