The tugboat Tagish was successfully recovered, and on February 19 it was moored at the National Guard Terminal in Gastineau Channel, as reported by Coast Guard News.
The 107-foot tugboat was defueled and dewatered by contractors before being disassembled and loaded in pieces onto a barge for final disposal outside of the state.
The tugboat was submerged, and the Coast Guard’s goal during this retrieval was to enhance maritime environmental protection. The vessel was successfully removed using a barge and crane system by the hired salvage business, Melino’s Marine Services.
The success of this event was largely due to the coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local agencies in reducing environmental concerns, according to Capt. Darwin Jensen, commanding officer of Sector Juneau. “Forging these connections assures that we not only create a safer neighbourhood but also support marine environmental safety in our backyards.”
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Source: Coast Guard News