Coast Guard Responds to Submarine Aground

GUAM–The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of a tour submarine in the Western Shoals of Apra Harbor, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Guam was notified at 8 a.m that the Atlanta V submarine had run aground.

A 25-foot response boat crew was launched and arrived at approximately 8:16 a.m. No pollution was observed as a result of the grounding.

At 9:30 a.m. an investigator and a marine inspector arrived to evaluate the structural integrity of the hull and damage to the reef on which it is grounded. No damage has been reported on the hull.

The submarine was freed from the reef at approximately 4:37 p.m. and will be evaluated for damage.

No people were onboard the submarine at the time and no injuries have been reported.

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