M/V Taku Rescues Fishing Crew

Monday, July 10, 2006
The M/V Taku rescued the crew of a fishing tender after it had run aground on Gull Island in Lynn Canal early Saturday morning, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System. The Taku received a mayday call from the fishing tender Stella, stating the ship was taking on water and the crew was preparing to abandon ship. The Taku was approximately 25 minutes away and responded to the U.S. Coast Guard call for assistance along with the tug Western Mariner. The Taku arrived on scene and launched a lifeboat, which recovered three crewmembers that had been floating in a liferaft. The crewmembers were brought aboard the Taku and given coffee, breakfast and a stateroom. had no injuries, according to the Coast Guard. The lifeboat was secured and the Taku left for Auke Bay.

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