Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Deep Sea Update: En-route to Seattle

by Larry Altose, Ecology public information

Photo source: Global Diving and Salvage, Inc.
The Deep Sea departed Penn Cove shortly after 5 a.m. today, towed by the tug Taurus. The vessels are expected to reach Seattle by approximately early afternoon.  See Ecology's Deep Sea website for more information.

The state Department of Health re-opened the shellfish harvest areas north of Mueller Park June 5 after test results showed samples taken from those areas are safe to eat. The area of Penn Cove south of Mueller Park will remain closed until additional test results shows that shellfish there also meet standards. All shellfish harvesting was closed May 15 due to the fuel leaking from the Deep Sea. Click here for more information.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

My dad was the captain of this ship for many years on the Bering Sea. I have a few pictures of it. He talked about how well it was built and how it had saved his life many times during the worst storms!