Sunk tug at mill property no longer leaking diesel


Brian O'Connor

A life raft deployed off the 60-foot tug Silver Bay II floats among diesel oil Thursday next to a barge off the mill property. The barge is no longer leaking diesel or hydraulic fluid into the surrounding water.

Wrangell - A 60-foot tug that sank in 80 to 85 feet of water Jan. 14 was capped Friday and is no longer leaking fuel into Shoemaker Bay, authorities said.

Assessment divers from Ketchikan-based Alaska Commercial Divers dove on the wreck Friday and were able to cap both diesel tanks and a hydraulic tank, and close a valve linking hydraulic equipment on board to the tank said Coast Guard Petty Officer Scott Wakefield. Divers had been delayed from diving on the wreck until Friday evening because of intransitable weather between Ketchikan and Wrangell.

Silver Bay Logging employees said they wer...

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