Oil salvage effort begins at Princess Kathleen wreck (PHOTO)

(JUNEAU, Alaska) — The U.S. Coast Guard has begun implementing a plan to remove oil from a wrecked cruise ship that has begun leaking, Canwest News Service reported. The Princess Kathleen ran aground and sank near Juneau in 1952. A tank barge is stationed at the scene, and a ship with a boiler is en route because it will heat the oil to assist the pumping process.
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By Professional Mariner Staff