The fishing vessel Ocean Ranger ran aground near the harbor at Unalaska, Alaska. The Ocean Ranger had run up on a reef after the crew made a navigational error. The fishing vessel sustained hull damage and water ingress. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Ocean Ranger was able to refloat itself and proceeded to a nearby salvage yard.
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)
The 93 foot long, 308 gt fishing vessel Arctic Hunter went aground off Unalaska, Alaska. The crab boat was departing to start a fishing trip when it went onto the rocks near the cliffs off Morris Cove. No reports of injuries. A salvage firm was requested to aid refloating the vessel. The salvage crew will attempt to remove 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil off the vessel. A storm was forecast to reach the scene later the same day. Authorities state that alcohol was not a factor in the incident. The cause of the incident has not been reported.