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Unmanned barge's trip down Alaska river ends with recovery


BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A gravel barge that floated without a crew down an Alaska river after breaking free from ice has been recovered.

The rogue barge was brought under control and towed to the Port of Bethel May 9 after its trip along the Kuskokwim River, Alaska's Energy Desk reported Thursday.

The barge traveled more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, cargo transportation company Alaska Logistics LLC said.

The barge was headed to Red Devil in October before the river froze and trapped the ship near Aniak, the Seattle-based company said.

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