Government sues to recover costs of sunken vessel

December 18, 2014 7:19 PM

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The federal government is suing the owner of a 117-foot boat that sank in a commercial fishing port in Alaska and was cleaned up at public expense.

KTUU-TV reports ( the government seeks $1.6 million from John Mehelich, who later appeared as a gold dredge captain on the Discovery Channel show "Bering Sea Gold."

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