Tugboat captain faulted in accident
Coast Guard finds numerous lapses in 2009 grounding on Alaska’s Bligh Reef, well-marked hazard; 6,410 gallons of diesel spilled
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A U.S. Coast Guard report says the captain of an oil industry tugboat that ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound broke company policies and was playing a video game at the time of the mishap.
The 136-foot Pathfinder, with a crew of six, hit Bligh Reef on 6:15 p.m. Dec. 23, 2009. The vessel st....
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