Almost four months after it sank near Dillingham, the fishing tender Lone Star has been lifted off the bottom and is on its way to Unalaska.
Since June, Magone Marine’s made several attempts to get the vessel out of the Igushik River. Heavy mud, extreme tides, and regulatory limits all tripped up the salvage company.
Partway through the rescue operation, Dan Magone sold his Unalaska-based business to Resolve Marine Group of Florida. It was the newly-formed Resolve-Magone Marine Group that finished off the salvage this week, using a new rescue tug and other assets sent up from the Lower 48.
The Lone Star is currently being towed to Unalaska. Once it gets here, the Coast Guard says the tender’s owner will decide whether to fix it up or scrap it.