Coast Guard sinks abandoned tugboat


JUNEAU (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has sunk a derelict, abandoned tugboat in 8,400 feet of open water 145 miles west of Juneau.

The Coast Guard, in a news release, said the 107-foot-long, steel-hulled Lumberman was sunk May 2.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Janessa Warschkow said crews scuttled the tugboat by opening water valves to flood the vessel, with rounds fired from the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick to help speed up the process.

The cutter had towed the Lumberman to the site where it was sunk. The Coast Guard said it cooperated with the City and Borough of Juneau and a mar...

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