Coast Guard sinks derelict Japanese vessel

JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa successfully sank the derelict fishing vessel Ryou-Un Maru 180 miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast today at 6:15 p.m. The Anacapa crew began its operation to sink the vessel at approximately 1 p.m. and completed two gunnery evolutions shooting highly explosive ammunition into the vessel until it sank in 6,072 feet of water. “For...

Coast Guard continues operation to sink derelict vessel

Juneau, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa will continue with its plan to sink the derelict fishing vessel Ryou-Un Maru 180 miles west of Sitka today. The scheduled operation was delayed due to a fishing vessel operating in the vicinity of the Ryou-Un Maru. The master initially expressed an interest in salvaging the derelict vessel, but once on scene determined it was not safe to salvage or...