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Chemical Tanker Runs Aground off Alaska

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 27, 2016

A 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska on June 24.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report from the National Response Center that the vessel ran aground carrying approximately 14.2 million gallons of various fuel products.
The captain of Champion Ebony reported that no pollution or injuries resulted from the incident. An Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted an over-flight of the tanker and reported no signs of pollution in the vicinity of the tanker. 
The Champion Ebony is a double-hulled vessel that had 24 crewmembers aboard at the time of the incident.  
The ship’s crew was able to refloat the vessel and make way under its own power to deeper water, where the vesselhas been anchored to assess for damages.
Weather on scene is reported as calm winds, overcast with 3-foot seas.
The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.
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