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Grounded tug, barge recovered from Aleutian island

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Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:58 am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The tug and barge that ran aground last month along the Aleutians and leaked diesel fuel have been recovered.

The state Department of Environmental Conversation says in a release late Saturday that the vessels were recovered from the grounding site and will undergo inspections and repairs.

The Polar Wind and the barge went aground Nov. 13 on uninhabited Ukolnoi Island, about 40 miles from Alaska's Cold Bay.

Officials say the tug spilled about 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel, while about 13,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oils were recovered from the vessel.

The state says nearly 1.5 million pounds of frozen seafood has been transferred from the barge to another barge. The seafood has been maintained at 15 degrees below zero since the grounding.

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