Response Crews Unable to Refloat Vessel South of Ketchikan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Salvage and response crews were unable to re-float the the 47-foot pleasure craft Scrimshaw that was left aground by low tide in Annette Bay off of Annette Island south of Ketchikan Sunday.

Coast Guard response crews from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan have placed absorbent containment boom around the vessel to minimize any environmental impact from the approximately 400 gallons of fuel reported aboard.

A salvage plan is being established by the owner and the salvage company to remove the vessel from the rocks.

The Scrimshaw with two people aboard was at anchor in the bay when the retreating tide left the vessel aground.

Coast Guard crews are monitoring the continued response and clean up efforts.

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