Icicle Seafoods vessel escorted to Alaska for repairs

Published on
December 29, 2015

After running aground in waters southeast of Prince Rupert, an Icicle Seafoods’ vessel was escorted to Ketchikan, Alaska for repair.

The Canadian Coast Guard were the first responders, discovering the damaged vessel – The Gordon Jensen – 172 miles away from Prince Rupert, reported thePetersburg Pilot. Later on, the U.S. Coast Guard was called in to assist.

No injuries were reported and the incident is still under review to discover the reason for the boat’s distress, said Meredith Manning, public relations petty officer for the Coast Guard. While the vessel could have discharged a maximum 20,000 gallons of fuel and other pollutants, pollution did not occur, assured Manning.

Divers have been hired by Icicle to assess the vessel; the fish processing vessel is expected to be held at Vigor Shipyward until 22 January, when the damages are projected to be fixed. The Gordon Jensen was constructed in 1943 and is about 310 feet long.

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