The 76 foot long fishing vessel Neptune sank while moored in the harbor at Haines, Alaska. No one was on board at the time of the sinking. A spill was spotted around the sunken vessel as the Neptune had some 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. Local authorities placed a boom around the Neptune to contain the spill. A diver was called to close fuel vents to prevent further fuel leaking into the water. The Coast Guard has contacted the Neptune’s owners and arranging clean-up efforts.
- Sunken Tender Neptune Closes Haines Harbor (alaskapublic.org)
- Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking, fuel spill in Haines, Alaska (uscgnews.com)
- Fishing vessel sinks in Haines harbor (juneauempire.com)