Contractors were finally able to remove fishing vessel Il Sin Ho from the reef on Kammer Beach earlier Wednesday evening.
Once the Il Sin Ho was clear of the reef, it was towed to a pier on Tinian for the removal of any remaining oily water.
The vessel was one of three that broke their moorings over the weekend due to the bad weather and got stranded on the Kammer Beach reef. The two other vessels were removed from the reef earlier this week.
‘The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and agencies from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands monitored the response operations as contractors continued with oily water removal and vessel salvage.
The Unified Command worked as a team to provide a coordinated response for the mitigation of hazards to the environment, reduced impact to the reef, and maintained unobstructed access of the navigational channel. The Unified Command included the vessel owner, CNMI Department of Public Safety, Commonwealth Port Authority, CNMI Division of Environmental Quality, Coastal Resource Management, Department of Lands and Natural Resources (Fish and Wildlife Division), Tinian Mayor’s Office, CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management, NOAA, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam. (USCG)