Two Months Later, Tender Is Still Grounded

The 78-foot sunken fishing tender Lone Star is still stuck in the mud in the Igushik River as responders try and figure out a new way to recover the vessel. The vessel grounded on June 30th while taking fish from the local fishermen for processing by Trident Seafoods. It began taking on water and eventually capsized in about 18-feet of water. It’s been sitting on the bottom of the Igushik River since that time and it looks like it will stay there for a little longer as responders try and figure out a way to get the vessel unstuck from the mud. Petty Officer Shawn Eggert is a spokesman for Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, which is monitoring the recovery effort.

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Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.