Tug, barge Hook Point-Alaganik towed to Cordova following grounding in Gulf of Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
VALDEZ, Alaska — Alaska Marine Response LLC shifted the 77-foot integrated tug and barge Hook Point-Alaganik to shoreside storage on Thursday after being refloated and towed by Alaska Marine Response LLC to Cordova.

“With temporary repairs in place, Alaska Marine Response LLC safely refloated the vessel at the site of the grounding,” said Lt. Jason Smilie, prevention department head, Marine Safety Unit Valdez. “Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation gave final approval late Wednesday to tow the tug and barge into port.”

The Hook Point-Alaganik, with two people aboard, grounded 60 miles southeast of Cordova on July 24 while working on a tsunami debris clean-up project on the Alaskan coast. No injuries were reported. The vessel’s owner contracted Alaska Marine Response LLC to remove all recoverable fuel and oil and conduct temporary repairs.

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The tug Hook Point shifted to shoreside storage after being refloated and towed to Cordova, Alaska, by Alaska Marine Response, LLC, Aug. 15, 2013. AMR removed all recoverable fuel and oil, conducted temporary repairs, and received approval from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to tow the tug into port Aug. 14, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Marine Response, LLC)

The tug Hook Point shifted to shoreside storage after being refloated and towed to Cordova, Alaska, by Alaska Marine Response, LLC, Aug. 15, 2013. Photo courtesy of Alaska Marine Response, LLC.

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