Vessel grounded in Icy Bay pulled free by tugs

Posted: Tuesday, February 29, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A freighter that ran aground in Icy Bay in the Gulf of Alaska was pulled free by tug boats early Monday.

The 539-foot Pacsun was pulled off a muddy shoal at 6:25 a.m., the Coast Guard said.

The vessel was carrying about three tons of logs bound for Korea and Japan as well as 176,000 gallons of fuel in its tanks when it ran aground Friday night.

No one was injured in the incident and no fuel was spilled, but absorbent boom was placed around the vessel as a precaution. Some of the logs had to be off loaded to refloat the vessel.

Divers were checking the hull Monday to make sure no damage had been done to the ship.



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