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Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Western Towboat respond to tug grounding in Neva Strait, Alaska

Mike Schuler
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March 22, 2022

Western Mariner, an 83-foot inspected tug, ran aground in Neva Strait March, 21, 2022, while towing Chichagof Provider, a 286-foot containerized barge. No injuries were reported, and all fuel manifolds on board the tug were secured to isolate the ruptured tank. Fuel offload efforts have commenced. A Unified Command comprised of the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Western Towboat has been established. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Wereda.

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