Crowley Tug Bulwark Grounding

VALDEZ, Alaska — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez personnel continues to monitor the 136-foot Crowley tug Bulwark after it grounded in Nelson Bay Tuesday evening.
MSU Valdez personnel received a call at 5:24 p.m. reporting the Bulwark was soft aground in Nelson Bay with no reported injuries or pollution.
The tug crew was able to free the vessel from the bottom at 7:36 p.m.
A Captain of the Port Order has been issued to the Bulwark crew instructing them to remain at anchor in Nelson Bay until a dive survey can be conducted assessing any potential damage to the vessel.
The tug crew was preparing to anchor a barge at the time of the grounding. There is minor damage reported to the barge.
The tug Guardian crew took the barge in tow and took it to Valdez.
The Coast Guard investigation into the incident is ongoing.
For more questions contact Lt. j.g. Allie Ferko at allison.e.ferko@uscg.mil, 907-835-7209 or 972-533-8185.

There is not enough money in the world for me to work in Valdez.

I actually liked PWS, and having an equal rime schedule is appealing. Then again cold weather starts well below zero for me…

Steady even-time schedule, easy work, it ain’t all that bad (I’ve been told)

Love the area, love the schedule, love the job, never worked it but seeing it from the USCG side while I was stationed up there, it must be a nightmare dealing with EVERYBODY looking over your shoulder.

That being said, I would probably hitch hiking up the pass or bumming rides on helicopters and then skiing back down every instant I was not on the boat.

[QUOTE=BMCSRetired;65618]…That being said, I would probably hitch hiking up the pass or bumming rides on helicopters and then skiing back down every instant I was not on the boat.[/QUOTE]

The whitewater paddling is pretty good there also.