Fuel pumped from boat that sank in Cook Inlet

Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

NIKISKI - The U.S. Coast Guard said divers have finished removing all recoverable fuel from an offshore supply vessel that sank last winter after colliding with the Granite Point oil platform in Cook Inlet.

The divers pumped an estimated 12,445 gallons of diesel oil from the Monarch into temporary storage tanks on board the landing craft Polar Bear, which served as a dive platform.

The Petroleum News reported the Monarch contained an estimated 34,603 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oil when it sank in rough conditions.

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