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Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...October that Legislative hearings and an investigation might muddy the water. This scandal, however, is more like an oil sheen concealing everything underneath the surface. It took four investigations to obtain tangible evidence of wrongdoing...
Oil sheen observed in Wrangell after boat sinking

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to the site of a boat sinking in Wrangell, as a sheen of oil was seen surrounding the area.
Shell drilling barge pulled from rocks

...If that doesn't work, he said, additional tugs will be used to keep it in place. Four more tugs were on scene Monday.A tug trailing the drill vessel used infrared equipment to watch for oil sheens and reported no petroleum discharge.
Volunteers provide bird's eye view of derby

...and Brent Fischer scanned the waters below looking for signs of distress: orange life jackets in the water, gas and oil sheen from a sinking vessel, people stranded on the shoreline."Basically just looking for any sort of signal letting us know...
Lawmaker takes aim at state's derelict ships

...responders could have waited until summer when costs are cheaper to perform the work, but one of the vessels was shedding an oil sheen, posing an environmental risk.The problem isn't endemic to Alaska; over a 10-month period that started in 2011...
State Briefs

...abandoned undersea pipeline, a process that could leave an oil sheen in Cook Inlet, company officials said. The Nikiski. Workers determined last summer that small oil sheens appearing near the pipeline were because of residual...
State Briefs

...dive team and three boats from Search and Rescue to help, according to the Sitka Sentinel. The helicopter spotted an oil sheen and debris a quarter-mile offshore Point Amelia, north of Shelikof Bay, said Search and Rescue Capt. Don Kluting...
Ketchikan families rescued

...the end." The Dry Heat contained about 150 gallons of diesel fuel, and the Coast Guard crew reported seeing a small oil sheen about 50-by-50-yards in area. Ann Chandonnet can be reached at .
9 saved from burning boat; baby set afloat in ice chest

...retrieving life jackets), but otherwise there were only bruises. It was a good story in the end." The Dry Heat carried about 150 gallons of diesel fuel, and the Coast Guard crew reported seeing an oil sheen of about 50-by-50 yards.
Crew bails out on listing ship

...a line to the Cougar Ace to keep it from tilting further. Near the vessel, Coast Guard officers could see a 2-mile oil sheen, though officials said it was difficult to say how much of the ship's 430 metric tons of fuel oil or 112 metric tons...


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