Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Coast Guard and DEC respond to Stikine Strait grounding


Poto Courtesy of USCG

The fishing vessel Deceptive C reportedly ran aground near Wrangell on July 3 during high tide conditions. No one had been injured during the incident, but several thousand pounds of waste had to be collected from the scene by a joint USCG-DEC effort.

While Wrangell was preparing for its July 4 festivities last week, 17 miles away a fishing vessel had run aground in Stikine Strait.

On the evening of July 3 the grounding of Deceptive C on some rocks was reported to the United States Coast Guard command center in Juneau. Cutter Bailey Barco was dispatched to the scene, confirming the vessel had run aground but reporting no injuries.

Minimal sheening from three gallons of oily bilge water was present at the time, and the USCG worked with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation under a unified command structure to contain and rem...

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