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Tanker's crew faulted for grounding

...Fla., agreed with the Coast Guard's main conclusion that the current and ice swept the ship off the dock, said Jim Butler, a Kenai attorney for the company. He said Seabulk, however, didn't necessarily agree with Coast Guard criticisms...
Woman files sex abuse suit

...permission to release the name of the priest." The lawsuit maintains no such permission was granted. Kenai attorney Jim Butler, who along with Seattle attorney Michael Pfau is representing Jane Doe, said, "The plaintiff adamantly denies ever...
Alaska Digest

...beach. "We want to make sure the vessel was not compromised when it was sitting on the beach," Seabulk spokesman Jim Butler said. The 575-foot tanker arrived in Kachemak Bay Friday afternoon, hours after it was refloated in Cook Inlet...
Dive teams assess sunken supply vessel Monarch

...sank will be determined after the condition and position of the ship's fuel vents and deck fittings are assessed. Jim Butler, spokesman for the company that operated the boat, Ocean Marine Services Inc. in Nikiski, has said that an effort...
Crews complete fuel transfer from grounded tug

...Crews finished transferring about 49,000 gallons of fuel and water mixed from the two damaged tanks late Friday, said Jim Butler, a spokesman for Crowley Maritime Services, the company that owns the stricken tug. A towing vessel began bringing...
Divers collect data on Point Lena shipwreck delays but overall, the nine divers have been able to spend ample time in the water, said incident commander Jim Butler. Global Divers, based in Seattle with a regional office in Anchorage, is contracted to deal with the problem. The...
Fish Board approves Kenai king salmon plan

...unfairly target commercial fishermen, they said Wednesday after the Alaska Board of Fisheries approved the measures.Jim Butler, a commercial set-net fisherman and a representative of the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association, said the loss...
Tides stymie fuel removal from sunken vessel

...hours. The velocity of the tide is always changing and the direction, too, going in and out every six hours," said Jim Butler, a spokesman for Monarch's owner, Ocean Marine Services Inc. of Kirkland, Wash. Crews pulled the two anchors and...
Tug that ran into reef towed to port much diesel fuel spilled into the bay after the tug ran aground on Wednesday, Crowley Maritime Services spokesman Jim Butler said. The Coast Guard said that two of the tug's tanks - containing an estimated 33,500 gallons of diesel fuel...
Fuel off-loaded from tug

...process - essential to coming up with a spill estimate - was expected to finish Monday afternoon, said Crowley spokesman Jim Butler. Tanks containing an estimated 33,500 gallons of diesel fuel were damaged in last Wednesday's accident, the Coast...


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