Federal boat sinks, to be scrapped
This undated image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service research vessel Arlluk after it sank at the pier in St. Herman’s harbor in Kodiak on Feb. 8. The $2.5-million federal research vessel likely will not be repaired because of the high expense, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The 63-foot Arlluk, used by two Alaska Peninsula national wildlife refuges, sank last week while tied up in St. Herman’s Harbor. The vessel was floated after less than 24 hours and towed to a boat yard, but damage from the saltwater and the cost to fix it likely means the boat will be scrapped or sold after it’s cleaned up.
AP Photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg/U.S. Coast Guard