Monday, March 15, 2010

Sinking reported at Ketchikan

A 60-foot wooden boat, the Diehless, has sunk in Ward Cove near Ketchikan. Built in 1916, the local boat isn't used for commercial fishing. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was notified at 7 a.m. today. The owner said he awoke to the sound of a bilge alarm around 4 a.m. Sunday. The stern and engine room were flooded. The owner was able to abandon ship safely. USCG photo

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