Coast Guard monitors salvage effort of Lu Lu Belle near Hinchinbrook Entrance

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is monitoring the pollution response and salvage effort of the 65-foot passenger vessel Lu Lu Belle which is currently being towed by two commercial fishing vessels from Port Etches scheduled to arrive at the port of Valdez this afternoon where it will be removed from the water to make repairs to the vessel. Seven hundred gallons of diesel fuel were safely litered...

Coast Guard rescues two 50 miles south of Valdez following grounding

USCG file photoJUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew forward deployed to Cordova rescued two people who abandoned ship after their 65-foot passenger vessel ran aground at Hinchinbrook Entrance in Prince William Sound 50 miles south of Valdez at 3:52 a.m. Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage command center personnel received a VHF-FM radio call from...