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Coast Guard responds to vessel fire


August 24, 2004

Southeast Alaska - Early Saturday morning, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew launched in response to a report that the fishing vessel Samoke became engulfed in flames near Legma Island, about 20 miles south of Sitka.

After arriving on scene, the helicopter searched the area and located the two operators of the Samoke, who abandoned the burning boat for safety on a nearby beach. The crew aboard the fishing vessel Allure, who reported the fire, remained on-scene and transported the persons back to Sitka where a EMS crew treated them for minor injuries. (Official U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Sitka)

 jpg FV Samoke in flames

Fishing vessel Samoke...
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