F/V Lone Star Sinking

Location Igushik River, Nushagak Bay, 30 river miles from Dillingham
Product/Quantity The Lone Star’s crew reported to the Coast Guard that the vessel was carrying 13,750 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of other petroleum products at the time of sinking. The amount and type of petroleum product spilled is unknown at this time. As of August 9, all fuel has been removed from the vessel.
Cause The Lone Star’s crew reported to the Coast Guard that the anchor line struck the vessel’s transducer while they were anchoring the vessel, causing damage to the hull. The vessel began taking on water and capsized in 18 feet of water.
Time/Date of Incident 6:55 a.m. June 30, 2013

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