The City of Unalaska will pay $36,000 to help sink a boat that’s already on the ocean floor.
The state scuttled the F/V Akutan last month with help from the U.S. Coast Guard, but they moved forward before collecting funds from the city. That’s left councilors debating whether they should chip in at all. The final vote was almost unanimous.
Councilor James Fitch was all for it.
“We are obligated to pay this because the job has already been done,” Fitch said.