Ship headed to Japan loses load of logs

Posted: Friday, January 26, 2001

KODIAK (AP) -- Boaters near Kodiak might find themselves surrounded by floating logs after a ship transporting raw timber lost some of its load southwest of the island.

The M/V Ever Forest was en route to Japan when it lost about 1,750 logs in rough weather 90 miles south of Chirikof Island last week. The vessel took shelter in a bay near Sand Point before returning to Danger Bay to make repairs.

The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment said the ship is currently being off loaded to allow surveyors a chance to inspect damage. Initial surveys show deck damage was minor, but logs in one hatch had shifted during the storm.

The Panamanian-flagged vessel, which started from Vancouver B.C., also is transporting a load of grain.

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