The Coast Guard is watching for fuel and debris from a derelict Japanese fishing vessel it sank off the coast of Southeast Alaska on Thursday.
Kip Wadlow of the agency’s public affairs office says nothing of significance has been found so far. A small sheen was spotted Thursday, but was expected to dissipate quickly.
Wadlow says the Petersburg-based cutter Anacapa began firing at approximately 1:oo p.m. yesterday.
The Ryou-un Maru went down at 6:15 p.m. in about 6,000 feet of water.
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Photos courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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