By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Responders stop fuel leak from grounded tug near Sitka


March 30, 2022

Salvage teams, the U.S. Coast Guard and state Department of Environmental Conservation reported last Thursday that fuel leaks from the grounded tug in Neva Strait 17 miles northwest of Sitka have been stopped.

The state agency updated its situation report Thursday afternoon, noting that the exact quantity of diesel spilled is unknown but progress is being made in the cleanup on the water around the 83-foot tugboat Western Mariner. “Additionally, fuel has been removed from the engine room,” the department said in its report.

The Department of Fish and Game is monitoring the situation as it make...

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