Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore damaged in barge allision in Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred between an Alaska Marine Lines barge and the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore in Cordova, Sunday.

The Sycamore, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was at its moorings when the allision occurred and suffered damage to its bow.

There have been no reports of injuries or pollution at this time.

The Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, conducts aids to navigation, search and rescue and law enforcement missions throughtout Alaska.

A section of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore’s port bow sustained damage from an allision with an Alaska Marine Lines barge while moored in the harbor of Cordova, Alaska, July 28, 2013. The Sycamore is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Cordova. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore.)

A section of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore’s port bow sustained damage from an allision with an Alaska Marine Lines barge while moored in the harbor of Cordova, Alaska, July 28, 2013. The Sycamore is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Cordova. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore.)

 

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6 Comments

  1. Big Dan says:

    I’m guessing the tug boat skipper may be looking for a new job, and AML’s shipping rates will go up to cover the cost of repairing this buoy tender. And what’s an “allision”

  2. cgnews says:

    An allision is when a moving boat strikes a non-moving object, such as a bridge, pier or in this case a tied up boat. If both boats had been underway, it would have been a collision.

  3. Stacie Meiers says:

    Wow! My son just graduated from USCG boot camp. His first assignment is on the USCGC Sycamore. He reports thus weekend.

  4. Sean says:

    Yea hes probably going to be doing work now like weedwacking

  5. Virginia Briz says:

    yikes, ss, he must be related to the exxon cpt,lol

  6. lisa says:

    So sad to hear about this, I hope the repairs go well.