Unified Command deploys crews to tug and barge aground near Cold Bay, Alaska

Unified Command deploys crews to tug and barge aground near Cold Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Unified Command is deploying survey and response crews to inspect a tug and barge that are aground on Ukolnoi Island, 40 miles east of Cold Bay, Wednesday. The crews will conduct dive surveys, assess the hull condition of the tug and use sonar to survey the area around the vessels. The crews will also tend to the boom around the tug, measure the amount of fuel onboard the...

Unified command responds to fuel sheen near grounded tug, barge near Cold Bay, Alaska

Unified command responds to fuel sheen near grounded tug, barge near Cold Bay, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Northland Services is responding to a report of fuel sheen around a grounded tug and barge on Ukolnoi Island, 40 miles east of Cold Bay, Saturday. Response crews have deployed containment boom around the tug to help minimize any environmental impact after an aerial survey...

Coast Guard conducts pollution survey of grounded tug and barge

Coast Guard conducts pollution survey of grounded tug and barge
Kodiak, AK – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted an overflight at the site of a 78-foot tug vessel that went aground on Ukolnoi Island, 20 miles east of Cold Bay, Alaska, Nov. 14, 2012. The Hercules crew conducted a survey of the area to detect any maritime pollution, no pollution was found. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard saves 5 people, establishes unified command

Coast Guard saves 5 people, establishes unified command
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued five crewmembers from the tug vessel Polar Wind which ran aground and began taking on water 20 miles east of Cold Bay at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday. A Coast Guard 17th District watchstander received a report from the Coast Guard Communications Station in Kodiak reporting that the Polar Wind, with five crewmembers aboard, ran aground and was taking on water 20 miles...