The 37 meter long fishing vessel Arctic Hunter became a total loss after being aground since November 1 off Unalaska. The salvage operation to remove the grounded crab boat was halted. Salvage had been suspended for a week because of a storm. When the salvage team returned, the hull had sustained more more damage. The removal of the Arctic Hunter as a wreck will continue.
Reports state the Arctic Hunter had leaked some 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel after it had grounded. Salvage operations had recovered some 5,000 gallons from 12,000 gallons of fuel on board at the time the fishing vessel went aground. Investigation into the incident is continuing. No details to if criminal charges will be filed.
- Arctic Hunter (shipwrecklog.com)
- Estimated 6,000 Gallons Of Diesel Spilled From Arctic Hunter (alaskapublic.org)