Still Await Inspection the Tug and Barge that Aground Alaskan Coast

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USCG Unified Command deploy survey & response supervision crews to the ships aground on Ukolnoi Island, 40 n.m. east of Cold Bay.
The 5-person crew members of the tug vessel Polar Wind which was saved on 13th of November after the tug ran aground and started taking on water, informs while they were trying to recover the barge after their towline parted.
The barge of the fuel on the board of Polar Wind is reportedly as more than 20,500 gallons of diesel and the barge is said to have been carrying 1,800 gallons of diesel and 90 refrigerated cargo containers, thirty of which contained frozen fish.
The crew members will conduct dive surveys, assess the hull condition of the tug boat and use sonar to survey the area around the ships. The crew members are also going to attend to the boom around the tug boat, measure the quantity of fuel on the board of the boat and address any new pollution issues they encounter.
“Our 1st priority is to get the dive assessments finished to assure the safety of all future actions in the zone,” stated Kerry Walsh, marine casualty project manager and salvage master of Global Diving and Salvage. “Today’s diving actions, tug assessment and zone surveys is going to allow us to better refine our response plan to mitigate any potential environmental pollution and quickly salvage the ships.”
The unified command is also staging crew members and equipment in King Cove to respond once the zone surveys are completed and weather conditions on scene improve.