Cleanup costs for sunken boat reach $3 million
September 9, 2021
JUNEAU (AP) — Costs to contain pollution from a ship that sank near Kodiak Island more than 30 years ago have reached about $3 million in the weeks since authorities were notified of an oily sheen from the wreckage, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The state’s Spill Prevention and Response Division has been coordinating divers and boom deployment, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation last week reported about 9,730 gallons of oily water had been recovered.
The wreckage is in Womens Bay, which the department said provides critical habitat for a number of species.