Sound Developer clean up complete, transferred to City of Cordova

VALDEZ, Alaska — The Coast Guard declared that the 135-foot landing craft Sound Developer no longer poses a substantial pollution threat to the environment and transferred responsibility of the vessel to the City of Cordova Saturday. Early Saturday morning, the Coast Guard completed a thorough inspection of the Sound Developer to assess completed cleaning efforts conducted by Global Diving and Salvage,...

Coast Guard awards contract to eliminate pollution threat

VALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard awarded a contract Monday to remove the source of pollution from the sunken landing craft Sound Developer in Cordova to Global Diving and Salvage, Inc. out of Anchorage and Seattle. The project involving the 117-foot landing craft is expected to begin in early November with an end goal of removing the pollution threat from the waterway. In order to do this, Global...

Coast Guard approves removal of Sound Developer from Cordova Harbor

VALDEZ, Alaska – With the recent approval of the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp, efforts by personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez are underway to remove the sunken landing craft Sound Developer from Cordova Harbor. “Through coordination with our contracting office, the City of Cordova, and natural resource trustees we are making every effort possible to ensure...