USCG Assisted Grounded Eagle
June 09, 2006
Juneau, Alaska - The four person crew of the Eagle One was
forced to abandon ship in the vessel's motorized skiff when
the 65-foot commercial vessel ran hard aground on three points
of rock in Auke Bay Thursday.
The crew of the Eagle One was
able to safely land their skiff on a nearby stretch of beach
located on the southeast corner of Spuhn Island.
The 65-foot commercial
vessel Eagle One sits hard aground balanced on three points of
rock in Auke Bay Thursday. The four person crew of the Eagle
One, forced to abandon ship in the vessel's motorized skiff,
was able to land safely on a nearby stretch of beach.
(Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler)
Coast Guard Station Juneau launched their 27-foot S.A.F.E.
boat with a rescue crew. Marine safety officials from Sector
Juneau inspected the grounded vessel, and with a crew from
the station, will return to the scene at the next high tide as
a precaution. The vessel's owners say they plan to use commercial
salvage efforts to refloat the vessel at Thursday's midnight
The vessel's owners say they
plan to use commercial salvage efforts to refloat the vessel
at the midnight high tide. There were no reports of injuries.
The on scene weather was 5
knot winds. The water temperature was 60 degrees, with an
The Eagle One was carrying
650 gallons of fuel. There were no reports of injuries or pollution.
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