Oil removal commences on Point Leena wreck

JUNEAU, Alaska – Specialized divers began removing oil from the Princess Kathleen shipwreck Saturday. The Unified Command has approved a detailed plan to “vacuum” oil which has leaked from the tanks and is now trapped within the aging vessel. Following that process, divers will begin removing oil from the fuel tanks.

Coast Guard and State of Alaska establish Unified Command for Princess Kathleen assessment

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Unified Command was established Thursday to coordinate operations between the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of Alaska – Department of Environmental Conservation for further assessment of the historic Princess Kathleen shipwreck.