Fuel Barge Adrift in Bering Strait

Update: The Alaska Dispatch is reporting that the barge is now under control and is being towed to Port Clarence.

A barge carrying 140,000 gallons of aviation fuel and 5,800 gallons of gasoline is adrift in the Bering Strait, 11 miles north of the community of Wales. Wales is located right at what is known as the choke point, the 25-mile distance of water between Little Diomede Island and Wales.

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Laureli Kinneen is a reporter at KNOM in Nome.

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