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Coast Guard Tows Tender to Safety
The Coast Guard on Tuesday towed a fishing tender to safety after it experienced engine failure in the Gulf of Alaska.
JUNEAU- The Coast Guard on Tuesday towed a fishing tender to safety after it experienced engine failure in the Gulf of Alaska.
The Coast Guard in a release says the cutter Anacapa towed the 125-foot Express 90 miles to Hoonah.
The ship, which had two people on board, reported it was adrift on Sunday. No vessels were nearby to assist. When the weather began to deteriorate, the Coast Guard had the Anacapa get underway.
The Coast Guard will investigate the cause of the engine failure on the Express, which was built in 1913 as a fire boat in Portland, Ore. It was converted to a fishing vessel in 1973.
Chignik is the home port for the Express.
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