Oct 17 2011
Testing of Emergency Towing Equipment for Fishing Boats
Monday, 17 October 2011

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Alexandra Gutierrez/KUCB

            With increased shipping traffic in Alaska waters, there's a greater chance of accidents and oil spills happening. The emergency towing system was developed in order to respond to distress cargo vessels in bad weather, and now a partnership between the state, the Coast Guard, and local governments is trying to figure out how to best use it on fishing vessels. KUCB's Alexandra Gutierrez has more.