Fuel Barge Runs Aground Near Dillingham

A fuel barge ran aground near Dillingham Sunday and was re-floated late last night. The barge was carrying more than 1.2 million gallons of fuel. The barge, owned by Crowly Fuel Company, ran aground early Sunday morning on the river’s sandy bottom, when its propeller became entangled in a gill net. The barge remained grounded all day. About 180,000 gallons of diesel fuel was lightered and the barge was refloated around 11:30 last night. The barge was taken to Clarks Point for inspection. The Coast Guard reports there was no pollution from the incident.

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