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Containment booms in place near sunken tug boat

A tug boat sank near Silver Bay Logging in Wrangell Tuesday afternoon.

There was no one on board the vessel when it sank and no reports of injuries.

The Coast Guard and the Department of Environmental Conservation are working with the boat’s caretaker to put up containment boom and prevent any leaking fuel from traveling. There were reportedly 3500 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time of sinking.

UNOFFICIAL reports place an oil sheen as far away as Leisnoi Island near the Stikine Flats, but those reports are UNCONFIRMED.

Local mariners and beachcombers are asked to be aware of any fuel in the area. The DEC warns people to be careful if collecting shellfish on Institute Creek and to not eat anything that smells of diesel.

KSTK will bring you updates in our local newscasts and on our website and Facebook page as we have them.

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