F/V Alaska Patriot sunk, now Coast Guard seeks fines

The Alaska Patriot rests in a watery grave after the runaway former factory long liner was shot full of holes by a Coast Guard cutter in December. Now, the agency is taking aim at the vessel owner’s finances, proposing at least $155,000 in fines after the 170-foot vessel was left adrift and threatening navigation safety in international shipping lanes when it broke loose from a tow from Unalaska/Dutch Harbor to a scrapyard in Mexico.,, The Coast Guard has initiated a Class I Civil Penalty against the owner of the vessels Alaska Patriot and Alaska Pioneer,,, >click to read<14:11