Engineer defends work on Alaska Ranger’s backup hull wall

(BOSTON) — The owner of an engineering company that did work on the Alaska Ranger said he was surprised that water entered the hull through the rudder area, the Associated Press reported. At a hearing run by the Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board, the Trans Marine Propulsion Systems Inc. official said his company added a backup hull wall to the the fishing vessel. Five crew were killed when the vessel sank off Alaska in March.
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By Professional Mariner Staff