Silent Success: Oil removed from historic shipwreck

For more than 50 years lurking below the surface of the frigid Alaska waters lies the Canadian Pacific Railway ship Princess Kathleen, resting at an angle on its port side, reminding Alaskans of its presence by releasing fuel periodically tainting the surface with its sheen.

Divers complete oil removal from Princess Kathleen

JUNEAU, Alaska – Dive operations have concluded on the Princess Kathleen wreck after crews removed large quantities of bunker and other oils from the vessel.  An estimated 110,000 gallons of bunker oil, additional amounts of other oils and contaminated water were collected during the operations.

Divers remove over 10,000 gallons of oil from Princess Kathleen

JUNEAU, Alaska – Dive crews have removed over 10,000 gallons of bunker oil from the Princess Kathleen wreck since commencing pumping operations Monday.

Oil removal from fuel tanks commences on Point Lena wreck

JUNEAU, Alaska – Dive crews began removing bunker oil from the fuel tanks on board the Princess Kathleen Monday at 8:40 p.m.

Princess Kathleen dive operation assessments continue

JUNEAU, Alaska – Divers from Global Offshore Diving and Salvage Inc. continue dive operations aboard the Princess Kathleen to assess remaining fuel levels aboard the sunken vessel.

Princess Kathleen dive operations begin

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Unified Command has allowed dive operations to begin on the 369-foot Princess Kathleen off Point Lena starting the dive phase of the assessment operation.

Princess Kathleen Assessment Operations delayed

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Unified Command for the Princess Kathleen Assessment delayed dive operations here Monday due to inclement weather.

Princess Kathleen Assessment Operations Open House

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Unified Command for the Princess Kathleen Assessment Operations will host an open house Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Coast Guard to continue underwater assessment of historic shipwreck

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation determined further examination by underwater divers is necessary to accurately assess the amount of oil on board the Princess Kathleen and the risk of future discharge.