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Coast Guard Sycamore cutter damaged in barge allision in Cordova

Date: July 28, 2013 D17 External Affairs
A section of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore’s port bow sustained damage from an allision with an Alaska Marine Lines barge while moored in the harbor of Cordova, Alaska, July 28, 2013. The Sycamore is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Cordova. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore.)
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/allision) that occurred between an Alaska Marine Lines barge and the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore in Cordova, Sunday.

The Sycamore, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was at its moorings when the allision occurred and suffered damage to its bow.

There have been no reports of injuries or pollution at this time.

The Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, conducts aids to navigation, search and rescue and law enforcement missions throughtout Alaska.

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore