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Fishing vessel Karen Jean grounds in Southeast Alaska


April 21, 2005

The Coast Guard Air Station Sitka responded to the grounded fishing vessel Karen Jean Monday. Two other Good Samaritan vessels and crews also responded and proceeded to the scene.

The Karen Jean began its journey in Wrangell, transiting to Ketchikan when the grounding occurred. The four persons on board did not sustain any injuries. The vessel did not take on water, and the operator did not observe any significant damage to his vessel.

The crewmembers aboard Karen Jean rigged lines from the stern of the vessel to the shore to hold the vessel in place and transferred personal belongings to its sister ship, the Little Lady. Karen Jean's crew remained on board the Little Lady overnight and floated the vessel at high tide Tuesday.

jpg grounded Karen Jean

Grounded fishing vessel Karen Jean
Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jeff Kinnaman, Air Station Sitka


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