F/V Arctic Hunter Runs Aground Near Unalaska
Friday, November 01 2013
A fishing vessel ran aground outside Unalaska early this morning. The Arctic Hunter, a 93-foot crab boat, was leaving town to start a fishing trip when it wrecked around 3:45 a.m.
Dan Magone, of Magone-Resolve Marine Services, says his company’s been contacted to provide salvage assistance. Magone says there are 12,000 gallons of fuel and hydraulic oil aboard the vessel. It's not clear if any of that has spilled.
The Arctic Hunter is currently off the rocks, a mile past Morris Cove, but it's still near rocky cliffs. Magone is hoping his crew can board the vessel before the weather worsens and begin pumping fuel off of it. A storm is forecast to reach Unalaska this afternoon, with winds gusting to 50 miles per hour.
Unalaska’s public safety officers say they have administered a field sobriety test to the vessel’s skipper, which he passed. The cause of the wreck is not yet known.
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