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4 rescued after fishing vessel capsizes in Port Valdez

By Hope Miller 6:33 PM July 5, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Four crewmembers were rescued without injuries Friday after a 45-foot fishing vessel carrying hundreds of pounds of salmon capsized in Port Valdez.

At about 6:15 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard in Anchorage received a report that the seine fishing vessel Elohim capsized while transiting Valdez. Fishing vessel Infinite Grace was able to rescue all four adult crewmembers and take them to the Valdez small boat harbor, the Coast Guard said in a release Saturday. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

No pollution related to the incident has been reported, the Coast Guard said. Elohim, which is homeported in Homer, has a fuel capacity of about 900 gallons and had around 500 pounds of salmon on board.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit is working with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and other agencies to oversee salvage of the vessel.

 

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