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F/V FATE HUNTER Runs Aground Near Valdez, Alaska

Yesterday, 65-foot, steel-hulled fishing tender FATE HUNTER, which is home-ported in Astoria, Oregon, ran aground near Shoup Bay, about four miles west of Valdez, Alaska. None of the four-person crew were reported as injured. The crew of a Good Samaritan vessel, F/V AKEMI, were able to take the FATE HUNTER crew aboard and get them safely to Valdez.

According to reports, FATE HUNTER had on board about 150,000 pounds of fish, 1,500 gallons of diesel, 300 gallons of hydraulic oil, 100 gallons of lube oil when she grounded. Although no major structural damage was reported at that time, a light sheen was seen in the area. The owner is working with the Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to mitigate any environmental damage and refloat the vessel. An investigation as to the cause of the grounding is underway.

UPDATE 8/15/13

FATE HUNTER has since turned on her side and partially sunk, changing previous plans to refloat her into more of a salvage effort to remove fuel before addressing how to remove her from the beach. Weather is calm, and containment booms surround the vessel.

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