A fish processing vessel that went hard aground on Kodiak Island was struck by other problems earlier this year, including a diesel spill and two ammonia leaks.
The 169-foot Pacific Producer grounded in 9-foot tides early Friday while traveling through Ouzinkie Narrows between Kodiak and Spruce islands. The vessel had just left the city of Kodiak two hours earlier when the mishap occurred in relatively calm seas, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
"It hit the beach fairly hard," said Steve Russell, the DEC's state on-scene coordinator.
Crew members likely won't be able to refloat it until higher tides return next week, responders said Monday.
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