Coast Guard, State of Alaska monitoring grounding near Shoup Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard, State of Alaska monitoring grounding near Shoup Bay, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard and State of Alaska personnel are monitoring a 65–foot fishing tender grounded near Shoup Bay, four miles west of Valdez, Sunday. The owner of the 65–foot fishing tender, Fate Hunter, is working with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez and State of Alaska personnel to minimize environmental impact from the grounding and refloat the vessel. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage...

Fuel removal complete, salvage begins on ITB Hook Point-Alaganik near Cordova, Alaska

Fuel removal complete, salvage begins on ITB Hook Point-Alaganik near Cordova, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska—The Coast Guard continues to monitor the integrated tug and barge Hook Point-Alaganik following the vessel’s grounding on the Gulf of Alaska coast, sixty miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska. Alaska Marine Response, LLC personnel arrived at the site of the grounding via aircraft Thursday evening, offloaded response equipment and began fuel removal operations on the tug and barge. As...

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel in Bainbridge Passage, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel in Bainbridge Passage, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska —  Coast Guard personnel responded to an 81-foot fishing vessel grounded in Bainbridge Passage in Prince William Sound, Friday. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak conducted an overflight of the fishing vessel Savannah Ray late Friday morning. At approximately 2:00 p.m., the fishing vessel successfully refloated on the incoming tide and is currently enroute...

Coast Guard monitoring tug, barge following grounding near Cordova, Alaska

Coast Guard monitoring tug, barge following grounding near Cordova, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez personnel responded Wednesday afternoon to a 77-foot integrated tug and barge grounded on the Gulf of Alaska coast, 60 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska. The owner of the 77-foot integrated tug and barge Hook Point-Alaganik, contracted Alaska Marine Response, LLC, to place boom, remove fuel from the vessel and prepare salvage plans. Heavy fog...

Valdez Fire Department, Coast Guard respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska

Valdez Fire Department, Coast Guard respond to vessel fire in Valdez, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — City of Valdez and Coast Guard personnel responded to a report of a vessel fire at the Crowley fuel dock within the Valdez Small Boat Harbor Monday morning. At approximately 11:30 a.m., the 28-foot recreational vessel Falcon, with two adults and three children onboard, caught fire at the Crowley fuel dock in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor. All five persons aboard were transferred...

Coast Guard monitoring grounded fishing vessel in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Coast Guard monitoring grounded fishing vessel in Prince William Sound, Alaska
VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez personnel are monitoring the salvage of the 65-foot fishing tender Hana Cove after the vessel was intentionally grounded on Culross Island in Prince William Sound, Thursday. Hana Cove Fisheries, LLC, who owns the Hana Cove, contracted Alaska Marine Response, LLC out of Cordova to deploy boom around the vessel, remove the fuel aboard, and prepare...

Coast Guard responds to fire, oil leak aboard cargo vessel in Valdez, Alaska

VALDEZ, Alaska—The Coast Guard is monitoring the cargo ship BBC Arizona at the Valdez Container Terminal following a fire involving oil leaking from the ship’s containers Friday. The ship’s crew notified first responders and successfully put out the fire. Valdez Fire Department personnel responded and determined the cause of the fire was due to ignition of oil leaking from several of the ship’s...

Fishing vessel safely towed to Seward following grounding in Prince William Sound

Fishing vessel safely towed to Seward following grounding in Prince William Sound
VALDEZ, Alaska – Coast Guard personnel from Marine Safety Unit Valdez responded Wednesday to a fishing vessel grounded on a reef in Saw Mill Bay. The fishing vessel Randi Lynn, an 82-foot wooden hulled fishing tender, grounded on Tuesday while entering Saw Mill Bay to deliver mail and supplies to the fishing vessels working in the area. No injuries were reported. Minor flooding of the engine room...

Coast Guard establishing safety zone in Valdez

Coast Guard establishing safety zone in Valdez
VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard will establish a temporary 200-yard safety zone around the Valdez Spit in advance of the annual fireworks display Wednesday. The safety zone will be in effect from 10:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The entrance of the Valdez small boat harbor will be closed to both inbound and outbound traffic during this time. Boaters who violate this safety zone will be directed to leave...