The 169 foot long fishing vessel Pacific Producer went aground on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The vessel was traveling through the Ouzinkie Narrows in 9 foot tides when it grounded onto the beach. The vessel suffered a large fracture along the hull, but no reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard is monitoring the situation on site. Salvage attempts won’t be attempted until higher tides return the following week. A good samaritan vessel help evacuate part of the Pacific Producer’s crew. Salvagers plan to remove the 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel to minimize treat of pollution. Reports state the Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
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