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Crew Rescued from Grounded Vessel in Gastineau Channel, Alaska

Crew Rescued from Grounded Vessel in Gastineau Channel, Alaska The 34-foot fishing vessel PEGGE, a trawler based out of Pelican in Southeast Alaska, grounded in the Gastineau Channel near Juneau late Tuesday night. The Juneau-based Coast Guard command center received the initial notification of the grounding and arrived to the scene a mere twenty-five minutes later.

Fortunately, there were no injuries aboard, damage to the vessel or pollution. The three person crew stayed on board the vessel in an attempt to refloat the boat; their efforts proved to be unsuccessful. The crew was eventually removed from the fishing boat and is currently resting in Juneau. They plan to return to the vessel as soon as possible to try to refloat it again.