Grounded fishing vessel 'Savannah Ray' refloats with tide
ALDEZ, Alaska (AP) — An 81-foot fishing vessel is back en route to Seward after grounding in Prince William Sound. The U.S. Coast Guard says in a release that the Savannah Ray grounded late Friday morning (July 26, 2013) in Bainbridge Passage. However, the ship refloated in the incoming tide. The Coast Guard said the ship suffered minimal damage, and there's no sign of pollution. There were also no injuries. The Coast Guard will monitor the ship until it arrives in Seward. The Savannah Ray is carrying 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 150 gallons of hydraulic oil, 60 gallons of fuel oil and 150,000 pounds of fish.
Five injured in Valdez boat fire
A fire aboard the 28-foot recreational vessel Falcon at the Crowley fuel dock in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor left five people injured on Monday, July 22, 2013. The Valdez Fire Department, Harbormaster’s Office and Coast Guard responded to the fire around 11:30 a.m., and found “the Falcon engulfed in flames and a small fire on the Crowley fuel dock,” a Coast Guard press release states. Crowley employees secured fuel to the pier’s pumps, and firefighters extinguished the blaze after 45 minutes. The two adults and three children on board were taken to Providence Medical Center for treatment, the Coast Guard reported.Upload News