Monday, June 6, 2011

Trouble in Orca Inlet

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and two good Samaritan boats helped rescue three crewmen off the 44-foot fishing vessel Abby Louise, which partially sank early Saturday about seven miles southwest of Cordova. The Miss Emily radioed the Coast Guard about the sinking, and the Lady Samantha took the crewmen aboard shortly before 1 a.m. and delivered them to Cordova. A Coast Guard helicopter earlier carried dewatering pumps to the Abby Louise, but apparently to no avail. The Coast Guard's Valdez office is investigating the incident. USCG photo

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