Motor vessel and barge sink near Kokwok, Alaska

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Motor vessel Challenger has capsized and later sank together with the barge it was towing - Barge No. 1.

The incident occurred in the Nushagak River near Kokwok, Alaska on August 9 around 3 p.m. local time.

The vessel was towing the barge, laden with scrapped vehicles, in a side tow when due to still unknown reason both capsized.

The two-man crew managed to climb onto the overturn hull without even getting wet. Later, a passing boat took them in good health condition.

Initially, there were no reports of pollution, but later a sheen was spotted down river.

Motor vessel and barge sink near Kokwok, Alaska

Motor vessel and barge sink near Kokwok, Alaska

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