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Chenega Rescues Mariner In Distress


October 04, 2007

(SitNews) - The M/V Chenega, responding to a request for assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, rescued a boater on Sunday who grounded his vessel on Lone Island in Prince William Sound due to poor weather. The Chenega received the radio report at about 1:40 p.m. on Sunday.

The Chenega was on its way to Cordova when it received the request from the Coast Guard. The Chenega proceeded to the scene and a fast rescue boat, manned by First Officer Dennis Gum and Able Seaman Clark Posey, was launched to pick up the boater.

The boater was picked up in good condition and transported to a Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel to be taken back to Whittier. His name was not available for this release.

"Our crew did an excellent job of coming to the assistance of this mariner and I'm proud of their actions on Sunday," said Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager John Falvey.


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Transportation


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