Update: Fishing vessel, Haida Lady, raised and tied to shore

    Haida Lady raised out of the water. Phott by USCG Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Preston

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard has finished monitoring the diesel fuel clean-up near Sitka after a vessel sunk offshore.

    They contracted out a clean-up operation after a fishing vessel named the Haida Lady completely submerged. No one was aboard when she went under

    According to a release sent Thursday evening, the Haida Lady has been raised and is tied off to the shore.

    Over 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel and oily water have been removed from the fuel tanks. Another 275 gallons were removed from the surrounding water

    The Coast Guard said that at the time of the release, the environmental impacts were unknown.

    More from Sitka Radio Center

    Events

    • Science On the Go for Youth

      The Science Center education staff and Sitka Tribe of Alaska culture-bearer Chuck Miller, offer a mobile event, Science On the Go for Youth, Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. This event connects science, culture and art with hands-on activities. Find the weekly locations and activities at sitkascience.org/calendar. For more information, contact Sarah Tobey at stobey@sitkascience.org.

      at None
    • Insurance Marketplace

      The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment for 2021 health coverage through Saturday, May 15. Sign up is at healthcare.gov. The SEARHC Patient Health Benefits team is available to assist with enrollment free of charge. Contact the team at outreach@searhc.org or call 966-8684.

      at None
    • Park is OPEN

      National Historical Park's Visitor Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the winter. The trails are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Park film, Voices of Sitka, is shown at 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Jr. Ranger books and badges are available. Visitors are to maintain social distance and wear a mask when that isn’t possible while in the facility.

      at None