Coast Guard receives approval to remove sunken vessel in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard receives approval to remove sunken vessel in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard received approval for removal and destruction of tugboat Challenger under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWCPA). An incident command will be established and operations will begin Monday, Feb. 1, to manage the removal of the tugboat that sank in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Sept. 12, 2015. The operation could take weeks to complete. “Our highest priorities...

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken vessel near Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard continues to respond to sunken vessel near Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Natural Resources joined Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel in responding to the tugboat, Challenger, which sank in Juneau’s Gastineau channel Sept. 12, 2015. Global Diving & Salvage and Southeast Alaska Lighterage ( SEAL ) were contracted and have removed all accessible pollution sources and hazards...