Coast Guard responds to barge sinking in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to barge sinking in Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is monitoring a 140-foot barge that sank in Sawmill Bay, Sitka early Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report at 4:45 a.m. that a barge owned by Allen Marine was taking on water and had partially submerged. The Sitka Fire Department responded and set up dewatering pumps on the barge. The pumps were unable to keep up with flooding and have...