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Mishaps and Rescues September 2011

Waiting for the tide

The 48-foot fishing vessel Sisiutl is hard aground in Portage Bay, Alaska. Winds were 35 mph, and seas were running 4 to 8 feet at the time of the grounding. When the tide came in, the boat was towed to Kodiak and hauled for repairs.


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Mishaps & Rescues August 2011

STRUTTING THEIR STUFF

A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., leaps from a helicopter May 30 during a search-and-rescue demonstration at Fleet Week in New York City.

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Mishaps & Rescues July 2011

Unmanned Sea Ray finds Florida beach

A Florida man’s 52-foot motoryacht ran onto a beach after he left the flybridge helm and fell overboard at 20 mph crossing Sarasota Bay, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Operating alone, Edward Webber, 55, of Longboat Key, was unharmed. The Sea Ray ran onto a beach less than 100 yards from a public boat ramp about 2 p.m. April 20, FWC officer Robert O’Horo says.

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Mishaps & rescues June 2011

TSUNAMI CLEANUP

A derrick barge hoists the Ruth M, one of 10 vessels identified as a pollution threat, from the inner boat basin March 26 in Crescent City, Calif. The Unified Command's goal is to mitigate environmental impact to the harbor so the city can begin to restore it.

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Mishaps & Rescues May 2011

POWERLESS

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a survey of the grounded 86-foot fishing vessel Midnite Sun. The Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror reported that four of the boat's six fuel tanks ruptured and that an estimated 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel had spilled. No environmental effects were reported.

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