Coast Guard on Scene with Damaged Vessel Near Wrangell, Alaska

Juneau, AK – The Coast Guard is on scene with the damaged F/V Dolphin, which ran aground early this morning 30 miles southwest of Wrangell.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit reports there is no current seepage of oil from the damaged vessel. The F/V Dolphin is damaged near the area of the number two and four fuel tanks. Water has been found in the number two and four fuel tanks and is currently being monitored.

The Southeast Alaska Petroleum Resource Organization (SEAPRO) has responded and placed spill containment boom around the vessel.

The Coast Guard is working with the Departments of the Interior, Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources regarding the incident.

The Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit monitors the motor vessel (MV) Dolphin. The Dolphin ran aground early this morning 30 miles southwest of Wrangell off Zarembo Island, but refloated after sunrise. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

The Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit monitors the motor vessel (MV) Dolphin. The Dolphin ran aground early this morning 30 miles southwest of Wrangell off Zarembo Island, but refloated after sunrise.

USCG PHOTO.

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