Guard is working with Magone Marine and the state's Department of Conservation
on a salvage plan for the Icy Mist, the Kodiak fishing vessel that grounded on
Akutan Island Wednesday morning.
to the crew of the vessel, approximately 2,700 gallons of diesel, 150 gallons
of lube oil and 200 gallons of hydraulic oil are on board. Coast Guard Petty
Officer Sara Francis in Anchorage says the ship is still upright on the beach
and the fuel tanks in the stern are fairly protected.
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weather conditions, the location of the ship near a bluff, and the distance
from Unalaska prevent the Coast Guard and Magone Marine from using small boats
to remove the fuel from the vessel. Instead they will use helicopters and
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use a commercial helicopter that will arrive from King Salmon in the next day
or two. The next good weather window will probably be this weekend. The Coast
Guard is also looking into what to do with the 60-thousand pounds of cod that
are onboard the vessel.
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fishing vessel is home-ported in Kodiak. All four crew members were
successfully rescued after three attempts and were transported to Unalaska for
interviews with the Coast Guard. They will all be tested for drugs and alcohol
as well, to see if they were factors in the incident.