Coast Guard, state continue to monitor sunken tug vessel Powhatan in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard, state continue to monitor sunken tug vessel Powhatan in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Sitka and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation continue to monitor the out-of-service tug Powhatan that sank at a pier in Sitka, April 19. A crane barge that will be used to hoist the Powhatan is on its way from Seattle and expected to arrive in Sitka Saturday. The evolution to raise the tug is expected to take up to 10 days. After...

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Sitka Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to sunken fishing vessel in Sitka Sound, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel that partially sank Thursday with diesel fuel onboard in Sitka Sound. The owner of the fishing vessel Sandra L reported Friday that there is a visible sheen and has deployed absorbent boom. The tanks onboard have approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel with a potential maximum total of 600 gallons. The owner is in the process of...

Unified Command responds to sinking vessel, oil spill in Sitka, Alaska

Unified Command responds to sinking vessel, oil spill in Sitka, Alaska
Boom surrounds the sunken vessel Pacific Venture near The Twins, Sitka, Alaska, Sept. 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lewis Beck) JUNEAU, Alaska —  A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a vessel sinking and resultant 10-30 gallon oil spill in Sitka, Alaska. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound

Unified Command responds to diesel spill in Sitka Sound
SITKA, Alaska — A Unified Command has been formed to respond to a release of diesel fuel from the Jarvis St. Power Plant over the weekend. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation pollution responders from Juneau and members of Coast Guard  Marine Safety Detachment Sitka are coordinating clean-up efforts with the City of Sitka, National Park Service and tribal...