The Coast Guard called in a special strike team to prevent oil, fuel, and other pollutants from leaking out of a grounded vessel in the Pribilofs. The 112-foot Mar-Gun went aground on the north side of St.George Island Thursday morning in a particularly sensitive area. The vessel is stuck on Staraya beach, near fur seal and sea lion rookeries and haul outs as well as an ancient Aleut village site with marine mammal bones dating back 2,500 years. The island also hosts numerous sea bird rookeries.
Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska