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Sunken fishing boat leaking fluid in Igushik River - Update :: fishery closure lifted (Bristol Bay)

Update :: fishery closure lifted >

Laurel Andrews
July 1, 2013

A four-mile-long sheen of what appears to be hydraulic fluid was flowing Monday from an overturned fishing boat near the mouth of the Igushik River outside of the Southwest Alaska town of Dillingham, causing a fishing closure of the surrounding area.

The accident aboard the 78-foot fishing vessel Lone Star occurred early Sunday morning. At about 6:55 a.m. the Coast Guard received a mayday call from a crew member....

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