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Salvage operations continue for "Big Blue"

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam Shipyard personnel continue to transfer fuel off the dry dock "Big Blue" and into a fuel tank aboard the tugboat Marianas Voyager. The dry dock began to sink early Monday morning and is two-thirds submerged. The Coast Guard's Pacific Strike Team members are continuing to provide oversight and monitor salvage operations.

Once the fuel tank is empty, the next step in the process of dewatering the remaining compartments will take place. In the meantime, the coast guard urges all commercial and recreational boating traffic to remain vigilant while transiting near Big Blue.

To report any debris or signs of oil in the water call the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center at 564-USCG or 8724.

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