The U.S. Coast Guard released this around 3:30 p.m. today:
March 31, 2010
Coast Guard responds to sunken vessel east of Metlakatla
KODIAK — The Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of the 45-foot fishing vessel Millie B in Crab Bay, east of Annette Island.
Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan watchstanders received a call from personnel at Annette Island Gas about 11 a.m. today reporting the sunken vessel and a light sheen on the water.
Coast Guard responders went to Crab Bay and discovered the vessel sunk in approximately 65 to 80 feet of water and not posing a navigational hazard. The vessel has approximately 80 gallons of diesel aboard. The responders did not observe a sheen or smell diesel.
It was reported to the MSD that one person was aboard the vessel but transferred to the vessel's skiff before the Millie B sank. The owner is working with the Coast Guard and reports he will raise the vessel as soon as possible.
Personnel from MSD Ketchikan will continue to investigate the situation.
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