SITKA -- The Coast Guard says the skipper of a 43-foot fishing boat that sank off Sitka has made plans to raise it.
Chief Warrant Officer John Grez tells the Daily Sitka Sentinel that Kris Foster, skipper of the Igloo, told him Monday that arrangements for the boat to be raised had been made.
The wooden troller ran aground Friday on rocks south of the airport runway. No one was hurt, and two people on board were rescued.
The boat was refloated at high tide Saturday but, as it was being towed, sank in 30 feet of water near the mouth of Indian River.
Foster says fuel on board was pumped off before the boat went down. Grez says a tiny amount of lubrication oil -- about a drop every 30 seconds -- is still leaking.
The location of the sinking was marked with a buoy.