Exxon Tanker Back Under Way

An Exxon tanker that lost power Sunday while leaving Alaska’s Prince William Sound is under way again. Coast Guard Lt. Herbert Law says the tanker Kodiak departed early this morning from a safe harbor at Knowles Head, where tugboats had towed the 831-foot vessel. The tanker departed from Port Valdez early Sunday morning but lost power when an aft steam generator overheated. Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council spokesman Stan Jones says these types of incidents are exactly why the RCAC is pushing to preserve the use of escort tugs for tankers.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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