Monday, March 24, 2008

4 Dead, 1 Injured in Alaska

From the CNN feed...

4 crewmembers are dead, and 1 missing in the sinking of the Alaska Ranger, a fishing boat based out of Seattle.

Alaska Ranger, in a file photo

The fishing vessel began taking on water early on Sunday morning, and eventually the order was given to abandon ship. 25 crewmembers were recovered by the nearby fishing vessel Alaska Warrior. The remainder of the crew were recovered by the Coast Guard. The cutter Munro, as well as several aircraft, were participating in the search and recovery.

EDIT: Chicago Tribune has a good article on the story here.

Alaska Ranger
crew after rescue on Munro

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