A U.S. Coast Guard cutter was badly damaged Sunday after being struck by a barge while moored in Cordova, Alaska.
The Coast Guard reports that it has launched an investigation into the allision that occurred between an Alaska Marine Lines barge and the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore in Cordova, Sunday.
The Sycamore, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was at its moorings when the allision occurred and suffered damage to its bow.
There have been no reports of injuries or pollution at this time, the Coast Guard said.
The Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, conducts aids to navigation, search and rescue and law enforcement missions throughtout Alaska.