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Bristol Bay Fishermen File Suit Over Lone Star Sinking

By | December 9, 2013

Resolve-Magone Marine Services salvage crews attach chains to the fishing vessel Lone Star during an attempt to recover the vessel from the Igushik River near Dillingham, Alaska, Sept. 21, 2013. The vessel was successfully moved 200 feet toward the east shore Sept. 30. Photo by by Lt. Daniel Peters, U.S. Coast Guard.

Resolve-Magone Marine Services salvage crews attach chains to the fishing vessel Lone Star during an attempt to recover the vessel from the Igushik River near Dillingham, Alaska, Sept. 21, 2013. The vessel was successfully moved 200 feet toward the east shore Sept. 30. Photo by by Lt. Daniel Peters, U.S. Coast Guard.

A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have filed suit against Trident Seafoods, Magone Marine Services, and the owner and operator of the vessel Lone Star, which sank in the Igushik River during the middle of this past year’s salmon fishery. The resulting oil spill shut down the fishery, costing most Igushik Beach set netters their season. They say they have still not been paid for their lost income for the season.

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