The 77 foot long integrated tug and barge Hook Point-Alaganik went ashore in the Gulf of Alaska at the mouth of the Seal River near Cordova, Alaska. The Hook Point-Alaganik was being used as part of a tsuami clean-up effort when it encountered heavy seas and strong current from the Seal River. The vessel swung broadside into the waves and was struck by a large piece of river ice. The tug-barge suffered damage to its mechanical system and both were driven ashore onto the beach. Both tug and barge sustained significant damage. The two crew on board donned survival suits and abandoned ship. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard was contacted and a helicopter was dispatched to the scene. A small sheen was spotted near the barge. Authorities have placed a boom around the vessel along with sorbent pads as a precautionary measure.