USCG Responds To Grounded Barge Near Kodiak Over The Weekend

Over the weekend the Coast Guard responded to a grounded fuel barge near Kodiak.

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Coast Guard personal at Sector Anchorage sent a C-130 Hercules Airplane and the cutter Spar to respond to the incident early Saturday morning. Though the nearly-400 foot fuel barge had managed to refloat itself shortly after getting stuck, responders mounted boom and towed the vessel into Kodiak for a damage inspection.

As of today, a Coast Guard official says dive inspections haven’t revealed any damage to the hull or signs of leaked contaminants, and the Marine Safety Detachment is investigating the cause of the grounding.

The barge was carrying 2.2 million gallons of aircraft fuel to the Coast Guard’s Air Station on Kodiak.

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