Sunken vessel in Cook Inlet difficult to locate

Salvage operations began this morning for the 166-foot oil industry supply vessel Monarch, which sank yesterday beneath an offshore oil platform in the ice-choked waters of north Cook Inlet. The salvage vessel Champion and the Coast Guard cutter Hickory conducted sonar scans in the area adjacent to the Granite Point platform to determine the orientation and exact location of the Monarch. But Coast Guard spokeswoman Sara Francis says they could not find it.

Casey Kelly, KMXT – Homer

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